Hedge Laying for Domestic and Commercial Clients across Cumbria and Lancashire
South Lakes Tree Surgeons & Landscapes Ltd are aware that Hedges have been part of our landscape for many years and that originally the purpose of laying a hedge was to keep livestock in fields, but they have now become an important habitat for wildlife. Hedge laying helps to maintain and preserve the countryside for our future generations.
After a hedge has been laid it lets in light which encourages new growth from the bottom of the hedge and also encourages new shoots from the top.
Planting new hedges can also encourage the regeneration of old mature hedges producing new growth and creating a more dense and secure boundary to a field or garden. A well laid hedge can last many years and with regular maintenance will promote a more effective boundary and wildlife habitat.
All Hedge laying is carried out in the winter months when plants are dormant, laying is carried out by initially cutting plants at the base of the main stem creating what is known as ‘pleachers’ and then by bending these pleachers over and weaving them in and out with the other stems in the row. Hedging stakes are then used to hold the newly laid hedge in place. When the spring season comes the new growth from the laid hedge will grow up vertically and fill all the gaps in the hedge to create a dense and solid barrier.