beech hedge

When to trim a Beech hedge.

Beech Hedges.

All UK homeowners are rightfully proud of their gardens and much of this is down to the superb range of plants and bushes that are grown within them. Getting your planting just right can really help your garden sing and make it a fabulous place to relax in. One great hedge you may have in your garden already is a Beech hedge. These are a classic type of hedge found in many UK gardens and bring structure, height and great looks to any outdoor space. Just look around at some of the UK’s beautiful gardens and National Trust sites for some examples of Beech hedges that have been around for a long time! 

Of course, to get the full effect, you must look after your Beech hedges. One important job is knowing when to trim Beech hedge areas in your garden. 

When to trim your Beech hedges.

The accepted wisdom around Beech hedge trimming is that late summer is the ideal time to do it. Many gardeners will choose to trim in August with this in mind. Giving your Beech hedges a once over then should see them keep their leaves over winter and give a great all-round look to your garden. For those who are looking for an ultra-neat and tidy look, you can also trim them in spring. If you choose to do this, make sure no birds are nesting in your hedge before trimming and check the first shoots are around 20cm long. 

How do you trim a Beech hedge?

Trimming your Beech hedging will not only help it to stay in great shape all year but also keep your garden looking tidy. But how should you go about it? Many people now will use an electric hedge trimmer as this makes the job easier and quicker. When trimming off the floor, ensure any ladders you use are firmly in place and you are not stretching to reach where cutting is required. However, if you are not used to working this way great care is required to ensure nobody gets injured. There are a large number of accidents yearly via incidents with ladders whilst gardening and hedge trimming.

Get professional help with Beech hedge trimming.

Although the above gives some basic information on trimming your Beech hedges, it is important to call in the experts if you do not feel confident handling it yourself. This is especially important for any large or tall hedges. 

Why not let an expert firm maintain your Beech hedges? By doing so it may not only keep you safe but also ensure your hedges are looking their best! 

Here at Honey Tree Surgeons Ltd, we have many years of experience in trimming hedges of all kinds. With plenty of happy Google reviews from customers in the Hertfordshire, Cambridge and North London area, we are the people to call.

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Here at Honey Tree Surgeons Ltd, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with high quality service and are experts within our industry. We adhere to and conform with industry standard practice and hold industry approved insurances and qualifications. 

Our professional and reliable service is here to get your garden looking better than ever. We are always happy to provide you with a written quotation and facilitate any permissions you may require from your local authority. 

We come highly recommended by our customers, and you can see an extensive collection of these reviews on our website,

So why not take the first step today in transforming your outdoor space. Find out how we can help, on 07900906249, or email on

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