Whether you’re wondering how best to tend to your brand new hedge or other forms of young trees, shrubs or plant life, you’ve probably heard of formative pruning. Formative pruning is a hedge trimming process that is integral to achieving optimal growth for your greenery.
If you want strong, unshaded branches that will grow to a good height and be able to provide sufficient support for potential fruit crops, formative pruning is essential. It is important to tend to both the framework and lateral branches as well as the trunk, to allow them all to develop healthily.
Unlike maintenance hedge cutting that only needs to be carried out once or twice a year, formative pruning needs to be carried out much more frequently – whether you carry out your pruning in winter or spring will largely depend on the type of hedge you’re dealing with.
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