Best Green Hedges — growing in spite of the pandemic

Best Green Hedges, a leader in Ottawa’s landscaping industry, is thriving despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has had to adapt to the new government regulations but, with the support of their dedicated team and loyal clients, Best Green Hedges continues to run smoothly.

“I'm continually looking at ways to improve and adapt my business, so if anything, COVID has simply sped up the implementation of some ideas I had on the back burner” says Sheldon Best Green, owner since 2011.

Best Green Hedges offer their services to Ottawa and the surrounding area, including; Barrhaven, Carp, Nepean, Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Osgoode, Vanier, Orleans, Rockland, Gloucester, and North Gower. Their operations typically begin in late March and extend into mid-November, weather permitting.

ABOVE: The Best Green Hedges’ team.

Known for their exceptional hedge trimming, the company also provides the same services for decorative shrubs, bushes and trees. After the winter they offer consultation services to assess snow damage and determine the best strategy to repair hedges. Best Green Hedges ensures that client concerns are addressed and that they are educated on the care and maintenance of their plants. Free price quotes and consultation services are included.

“The biggest change is of course the implementation of sanitary measures to ensure that our workers and customers remain safe throughout the pandemic, but we are very fortunate that our work is conducted outdoors with no contact required,” says Sheldon, regarding the pandemic.

In addition to trimming, the company plants and removes hedges. They are dedicated to achieving high quality planting jobs, and do so by solely using farm cultivated cedar trees within a day of being dug out.

“Over the years, it became evident to me that there was a gap in our industry when it came to planting and removing hedges, so I added that to my company's roster of services a few years after starting the business,” says Sheldon.

Sheldon was first introduced to the industry by a college friend while he was studying police foundations. His passion for entrepreneurship led to the creation of Best Green Hedges and 10 years later, is the owner of one of Ottawa's top landscaping companies.

“I really enjoyed the physical outdoor work and was also really motivated when I became a foreman given the piecework nature of hedge trimming” said Sheldon when asked why he worked in this field. “These factors naturally led me to consider hedge trimming as a business pursuit when I began toying with the idea of starting my own business.”

Best Green Hedges promises their clients quality craftsmanship and displays a talent for enhancing the natural beauty of their client’s landscapes.

Call Best Green Hedges at (613) 796-7401 or email