Landscaping Hedges

Traditional garden hedges tend to be formal and quite closely clipped to a desired height and outline. They must be trimmed at least once a year to grow well and replace the nutrients lost when the hedge clippings are taken away.

Yew hedges are a traditional, much loved form of enclosure in gardens, but they take some time to develop to a useful height. They are however, not as slow growing as a lot of people think, growing about 18cm's a year. The main reason Yew hedges are the most popular is because they need less frequent clipping.

In this article I'm going to give you a run down on all the steps you need to do to create an award winning hedge.

The tools and material you will need to create a hedge is as follows. A garden line, shovel, wheelbarrow, hedging plants and organic mulching material.

Start by marking out the course of the hedge with a garden line.

Using a spade, dig out the hole for the first plant, and place the soil in a wheelbarrow.

Remove the plant from its container and position it in the planting hole, making sure the rootball is at the correct depth.

Dig out the hole for the second plant, and place the soil from this second hole around the roots of the plant in the first planting hole.

Adjust the level of the plant's rootball and firm the soil in the planting hole with the heel of your boot or shoe.

Remove the garden line and cover the soil with a layer of well rotted organic mulching material to suppress weeds and retain moisture.

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