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Hedges & Trees

The Higher Ground Gardens hedge trimming team and arborists love your hedges and trees as much as you do. Hedge trimming is one of our specialities. Tree work is our passion. If you want a custom hedge trimming or tree care program for your garden, our team will set you up with your preferred solutions to keep your landscape neat and tidy and have your trees and hedges looking healthy and well maintained.

Hedge Trimming

Hedge Trimming: Cedar Hedges, Laurel Hedges, Boxwood Hedges

As a Vancouver homeowner, you know we have fast growing hedges that seem to grow in an instant. If you have decided that trimming your cedar hedge or trimming a laurel hedge is something best left to a professional, let us help you and be your annual hedge trimming professionals.

Many homeowners choose to have their hedges trimmed twice a year.  Hedges are pruned generally in the spring and then again in the late summer or fall depending on the type of hedge plant. If you have a laurel plant hedge, cedar hedge, holly hedge or a more formal boxwood hedge that you feel need a new perspective or artistic touch we would like to come in person to review the hedge and then e-mail you an estimate for the hedging, leaf clipping clean up and dump fee.

When it comes down to choosing a hedge trimming company the proof is in the end product. We guarantee a great cut, with straight lines and smooth edges. The hedge clippings will disappear as our clean up is extremely thorough. You and your neighbours will be thrilled with the final result. When you think that hedge trimming is best left to the professionals call Higher Ground Gardens at 778-323-1502.

Tree Pruning

Correct and timely pruning can greatly improve the health, structure, productivity and safety of your trees. Our team at Higher Ground Gardens can help your trees reach their full potential. We strive to complete our work with as little inconvenience to our clients as possible. 

Our tree pruning services include:

  • Removal of dead, diseased, or hazardous branches
  • Fruit tree pruning
  • Clearance for vehicles, roof and gutter, city sidewalks, roof longevity and overhead lines
  • Thinning for increased light and air penetration for improved garden health
  • Restorative pruning

When to prune?

If your purpose for pruning is to enhance flowering:

  1. For trees that bloom in spring, prune when their flowers fade.
  2. Trees and shrubs that flower in mid- to late summer should be pruned in winter or early spring

Pruning during Winter

Pruning during dormancy is the most common practice. It results in a vigorous burst of new growth in the spring and should be used if that is the desired effect. It is usually best to wait until the coldest part of winter has passed. Some species, such as maple, walnuts and birches, may “bleed”—when the sap begins to flow. This is not harmful and will cease when the tree leafs out.

Pruning during Summer 

Prune in the summer for corrective purposes. Defective limbs can be seen more easily, or limbs that hang down too far under the weight of the leaves.

Hedge Installation

Installing a New Hedge on Your Property

A hedge can add a wonderfully warm feeling and sound dampening to a home’s garden, often softening areas or providing privacy for your family’s garden and yard.

There are a few things to take into account when you are planning to install a new hedge:

  • Amount of sunlight the intended planting area receives ?
  • How tall do you want the hedge to eventually be?
  • Coniferous (Yew) or Broadleaf (Laurel)?
  • Budget for the installed new hedge?
  • Do you have an irrigation system?

In Vancouver there are many options but we can safely say that Laurels, Boxwoods and Yews are the most popular hedges installed and that is because they each serve a purpose.

We like to make sure that the best hedge is chosen for your garden and your end result. As all of our hedge installs are 100% guaranteed to establish the hedge plants are treated with Mycorrhizae, before planting which greatly reduces the strain of the planting and allows the hedge to establish much faster.

Please note that we no longer install Cedar hedges as they are extremely difficult to establish, and often die.

Depending on the size of plant you install it could take many years for the hedge to reach its desired height. We can decide on what your budget will allow with regards to which heights of plants we can buy.

We can also provide an additional service to install a watering system. You want to be assured that your new hedge is being watered enough and establishes properly with minimal attention from you the home owner.



1857 West 4th Ave. Vancouver BC V6J 1M4

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