How to Create a Spiral Shape with Your Conifer

With a little time and effort, you can transform your conifers into captivating spiral shapes, adding a unique touch to your garden. Follow these simple steps to craft your own intriguing conifer designs:

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. A conifer plant
  2. Hedge shears
  3. Pruning shears
  4. A ball of string

Let’s get started:

  1. Choose a suitable conifer for shaping; some may be more challenging to shape than others, so select one that matches your vision.
  2. Begin by trimming the conifer’s outer edges to give it a neater appearance before proceeding with the shaping.
  3. Place your ball of string atop the conifer.
  4. Unravel the string and wrap it around the conifer, following the desired spiral pattern. The string serves as a rough guide for your cuts.
  5. Use your hedge shears to start cutting below the string line, following the spiral pattern. Take your time during this step to avoid removing too much material. If you make minor mistakes, don’t worry; they can be easily corrected.
  6. Finally, use your pruning shears to refine the conifer’s shape and emphasize the spiral lines.

With these steps, you can turn your conifer into an eye-catching garden feature.

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