Hedging: Quick Facts
Hedging plant is quite easy, as it forms an attractive boundary that many gardeners taken into account. It also offers structure to the garden as well as perfect for nesting birds and wildlife.
What to Plant?
Most shrubs and trees have great potential to grow into hedges; more information on the subject, such as suitable species can be found on www.hedgingplants.com. Hedging plant is bare-foot specimen, while evergreens are sold as root-wrapped hedges. The wrapping can be removed, if it’s done through synthetic fibre. Small hedge is also referred to as whips, as it’s kind of easy to establish.
- Plant semi-evergreen and evergreen hedges in autumn.
- Deciduous hedge can be planted in mid-autumn to winter.
- Provide water nourishment well in the starting 2 years.
- Delay planting if soil is frozen or waterlogged.
Time to Plant
As said in the above paragraph, if the hedges are semi or completely evergreen, then ideal season for hedging plant is early autumn. The best plants include yew, privet, and box. They can be planted anytime from late autumn to winter; the best is early autumn.
Deciduous hedges, such as hornbeam, hawthorn, and beech can be planted anytime from leaf fall and best time is mid-autumn till late winter. Planting can be delayed in case of waterlogged or frozen ground structure. Keep the plant or cover their roots with frost-free shed or moist straw, plastic sheets, or potting compost.
How to Plant?
Soil preparation is the first thing that you need to look into; planting and caring is must for new shrub, hedge or tree. Good preparation is the best start for hedges. If you come across any damaged roots, you need to get rid of those first, using a pair of secateurs or knife.