Consistent trimming of hedges and shrubs is not only important for the overall look and curb appeal of a landscape, whether residential or commercial, it is important for the health and wellbeing of the plants. Inconsistent trimming, allowing plants to get overgrown between cuts, puts stress on the plant, making it more susceptible to insect and disease problems. Should an insect or disease problem occur, this can be observed and corrected. Consistent and proper trimming not only maintains open space around plants, it allows adequate light and air circulation. This, in turn, improves growth, health and overall strength of the shrubs, as well as other plants in the landscape.