Autumn is pruning season – it removes dead wood, promotes more flowering, creates a shapely, attractive plant and actually stimulates growth.
Trim your hedges before the onset of winter to keep them compact and bushy. When pruning, always use sharp blades. If the cut is torn or bruised, you'll slow down the healing process.
A STIHL hedge trimmer‘s blades stay sharper for longer. All you should need to do to maintain the sharpness is spray it with STIHL's resin spray.
If your blades are looking like they need a little extra TLC, be sure to take it in for a sharpening service at your local STIHL store. It's quick, cost effective and will lengthen the life and effectiveness of the tool.