Often, hedges are visual features of surrounding grounds and make a real impact on how the landscape looks. Shaping a hedge is generally only limited by a hedge’s type, size and imagination. The reasons to keep them maintained are not only aesthetic but can be legal too.
Legislation around high hedges and hedge trimming gives a degree of responsibility to ensure that it is properly maintained. This includes ensuring that the hedge is kept tidy and at an appropriate height, that it is maintained by the professional company, and that any trimming is done at the right time of year so that it will not affect local wildlife. It is an offence to intentionally damage or destroy a wild bird’s nest while it is being built or in use.