GARDEN GURU JASON HODGES SHARES HIS TIPS FOR GREAT HEDGES
30 OCTOBER 2021
GET THE BEST HEDGES IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM GARDEN GURU JASON HODGES AND RYOBI OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT
For the past 10 years, I have been growing topiary on my small acreage in Berry, NSW. If you want amazing hedges, regular trimming will make light work of it and promote dense, lush new growth rather than woody, bashed branches when done once a year. after its ‘haircut’.
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When it comes to creating a hedge with nice straight lines and crisp corners, all I can say it’s a skill learned with time. But a couple of wooden tomato stakes at each end of the hedge and a string line run between them is a great way to get yours looking like a pro shaped it.
A good hedge can give you privacy from next door or hide an ugly sight, while a small buxus hedge along your front path can be a touch of class and can be designed to invite guests into your home.
Hedges have their place and shouldn’t be dismissed because they are high maintenance. Done well and maintained regularly, they are kept easily and are a real asset to any garden.