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Zak's Pro. Lawn Care
04-22-2010, 11:30 PM
just curious i don't do alot of hedge trimming and such i usually get to it soon after the customer ask to get it done but i was wondering what the best time of the year is to do it? am in northwest ohio.

Alan0354
04-23-2010, 12:50 AM
Excuse me of being ignorant since I am not a LCO. But I am into hedges, I have different hedges around, in fact quite a bit. I trim it all year round. I inspect it often and if I see growth out of place, I trim it neet. All I worry is how tall I want it to be and how wide I want it to be, when things start sticking out, I trim it straight to keep it a nice straight look if it meant to be regardless of when!!! Now I am planting some India Halthorn and plan to trim it to ball shape. I am not going to wait for the right season to trim it if it start going out of round!!!!

It almost seems like the more agressive I trim, the more they grow the way I want them to grow. Yes I trim all year round. So far, they are happy and I am happy.

topsites
04-23-2010, 02:58 AM
Actually, I can't explain it near as good as this page covers it:

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/publications/landscape/pruning/pruning.html