Hylands Nursery Hedge Planting Tips
Detailed below are a few Tips we've drawn from our own Nursery and Planting experiences throughout the years.
1. Don't let grass or weeds develop underneath the hedge; keep an area approx. 50 centimeters (18 inches) either side of the hedge clear, as even well clipped grass will greatly reduce the growth of the hedge. If possible mulch this area to help retain moisture and keep the soil in good condition.
2. Do not plant your hedge in areas that are very wet, or prone to water-logging. If you have to plant in this type of area; build a bank (mound) of topsoil approx. 50 centimeters (18 inches) high, by 75 centimeters (2.5 feet) wide and plant on top of it.
3. Make sure the soil you're planting your hedge in is of reasonable quality, although hedging plants by their nature are tough, they will struggle to survive if planted in poor quality soil.
4. Feeding your hedge with a general purpose garden fertilizer for the first 2 - 3 years after planting will help it develop. Pelleted chicken manure, tree and shrub fertilizer, etc. are most commonly used.
5. Protecting your hedging plants from wind will enhance their growth rate, but in most cases the plants can take care of themselves.
We hope these tips will be helpful to our customers and visitors and if you have any queries regarding any of them please feel free to send an email to John Joe: email@example.com with "Hedge Planting Tips" in the subject line.
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