It can be quite easy if you use a guideline. This is basically a line you attach to two ends of the hedge and follow along with your cutters. This will allow a straight cut.
We all know that feeling of dreading to do something. A lot of us dread cutting the hedge because it is so hard to cut straight and still look nice.
Another good tip is to cut 6 branches and then step back and look from a distance. Why 6? I'm not sure, but it just seems like a good number. If you cut it in small amounts, step back, check from a distance then you will be able to see what needs to be cut. This also allows you to shape the hedge into different (non-straight) shapes.
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