Everything from luxuriant flowering hedges to artistically trimmed box hedges - there are no limits to your imagination. Whatever your hedge looks like: It needs precise cutting and trimming so that it stays the way that it was planned to be. But how can you make your hedge look as good as one trimmed by a professional gardener? Very simple, just tension a string beforehand so that you can orient yourself better. Ensure that you only cut back young growth. The crown should be made narrower than the rest of the hedge, otherwise the lower part gets too little light and will becoming ever more bald as time goes by.