‚ÄčThere are many believers out there that want a nice thick wide hedge that creates a sound barrier to traffic and neighbours. In reality the inside of that hedge is hollow, more susceptible to snow damage, a haven for critters, a chore to maintain and it decreases the size of your usable property. It's never to early to start shaping and maintaining your hedge, a properly maintained hedge can definitely increase your property value and catch the eyes of all your neighbours. It can take many years before things really start looking great but with the combination of skill and patience the reward will be worth it!