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hedge trimming this time of year

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by evergreen_lawncare, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. evergreen_lawncare

    evergreen_lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Is it still okay to trim down a hedge this time of year? It is averaging 10 to 15 degrees during the day and about 5 degrees at night. I dont know what kind of hedge it is...I think its an evergreen. Any help would be appreciated. THanks.
  2. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    Anytime between now and the end of March when the plant is dormant is a good time to prune. It's a good time for rejuvenation pruning of deicduous shrubs where you remove a significant portion of the shrub.
  3. evergreen_lawncare

    evergreen_lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I am cutting it back more then trimming it? Is that still okay? I am worrying about it budding before freezing. It is an boxwood evergreen that needs to be cut down about half a foot. The customer really wants it done but I dont want to do it if it is going to hurt the plant.
  4. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    you should be fine

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