A hedge or hedgerow is a line of closely spaced shrubs and sometimes trees, planted and trained to form a barrier or to mark the boundary of an area, such as between neighbouring properties. Hedges used to separate a road from adjoining fields or one field from another, and of sufficient age to incorporate larger trees, are known as hedgerows. Often they serve as windbreaks to improve conditions for the adjacent garden, reduce noise transmission and offer privacy.
Hedge maintenance is tremendously rewarding work, as the final clippings are cut and the result is on show. The attention to detail applied during the hedging comes together to showcase the final product.