Hedge cutting Belfast
Premier Lawns has a number of hedges it maintains on a yearly basis in and around Belfast, below are some before and after pictures of hedges that we have cut
The first one is a laurel that we were asked to reduce by quite a bit, the homeowner wanted to be able to see the road from the house.
Afterwards, the Laurel hedge was pruned down and we gave the privet a trim too.
Large Privet hedge..
Privet Hedge (Ligustrum Ovalifolium)
Privet hedges are an excellent semi evergreen hedge, however it may lose some or all of its leaves in very hard winters although it grows them back again in Spring fairly quickly.
Privet are extremely popular in the UK as they are almost indestructible once established. It will thrive in most conditions and is suitable for coastal situations although it may defoliate a bit in Winter near the coast.
It is considered a fast growing hedge approx 30cm per year and it should be trimmed at least twice per year for it to be able to form a of a dense structure that will be a good formal hedge used in urban and suburban gardens.
Common or Cherry Laurel Hedge (Prunus laurocerasus Rotundifolia)
The Common or Cherry Laurel is a vigorous, dense evergreen shrub with large, glossy, bright green leaves, which makes an ideal hedge.
It grows quite quickly 30/60cm which makes it a very economical way to achieve a good height of evergreen hedge.
It should be trimmed to shape in spring or autumn.
Laurel is hardy and is very easy to grow, including in dense shade, but is not the most suitable choice for seaside gardens or very alkaline soil. Like other Laurel varieties (other than Bay Laurel), the leaves and berries are harmful if eaten.