Replacing your hedge to reclaim your driveway

June 14, 2010 at 5:24 am Leave a comment

Our West Van client had a gigantic hedge that had overtaken their yard.  It was a healthy mature hedge that had grown wider and taller every year until there was scarcely any room to squeeze their cars into the driveway. Then the snowstorm came. The heavy branches broke off leaving ugly gaping holes in the hedge. So in early spring of this year we received a 911 call. “We want our driveway back!”

We sent out our master gardener to assess the damage. The good news was that it was April. The best time to change hedges in Vancouver is in the Spring or Fall months. It is very hard to keep newly moved trees happy in hot temperatures. The client requested a cedar hedge. Our master gardener was able to source a 6 foot tall, cedar hedge that was perfect for replacing the old gigantic wide one.

Removing the cedar hedge

Using specialized machinery, we dug out the hedge – careful not to damage the pavement or even scar the fire hydrant!

Digging up the cedars

Our master gardener went to the tree farm to choose and inspect each individual tree. We always make sure that our clients get the best plants in the store!

Moving the trees onto the truck

It is essential to be carefull of the root ball. We transport our trees so as to cause as little stress (and death) as possible.

Puting hedge in the ground.

Our skilled landscapers only took 6 hours to get them into the ground! We set up an underwater irrigation system to ensure a hassle-free healthy hedge.

If you have any questions or feedback we would be happy to respond to you at
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Entry filed under: Emergency, Garden maintenance, Removal.

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