Shearing

Garden Maintenance: Hedging & Shearing

Garden Maintenance: Hedging & Shearing

Whether you are creating a topiary or working on a privacy hedge, you get to imagine yourself a great sculptor, standing back asking what cut to make. Which is to ask, what kind of plant are you cutting? Some plants are damaged by shears while others can handle the hard cuts. What tools are right for the job? What affect do our early spring choices make in the landscape of our summer gardens?