Hedge cutting tips and hints
Try to cut in late winter — January or February. Where possible, cut hedgerows every two or three years. If hedgerows have to be cut annually, then try to cut the grass and plants at the base on a two- or three-year programme to encourage wildlife. Do not cut in the nesting season during March to August. Allow the hedge to flower and fruit. Do not cut all hedgerows in the same year. Always maintain flails in a good condition to avoid damaging the hedge. Maintain the correct rotor and forward speeds. A difference in hedge shapes and sizes will accommodate a wider range of wildlife.