Shrubs and Hedges are a marvelous way to accent any home., however; overgrown hedges and bushes can keep well-kept lawns from looking their best. Hedge trimming is almost always best done during spring, although a couple of hedge variations might withstand cold and frost, but most will react poorly to having new cuts exposed to low temperatures. Not pruning properly can stunt the growth of and even kill shrubs.
Shaping and trimming keeps the plant healthy by removing dead or dying branches. This allows more sunlight and water to get to the healthy parts. Furthermore, hedges and bushes which are not properly pruned are more likely to have overgrown root systems. This can cause nearby plants and shrubs to not get the nutrients they need.