Garden hedges provide both privacy and shade, and they are also the backdrop to smaller shrubs and flowers that can be placed in front of them.
Planting hedging is a very easy task, and if you have easy to dig soil you can get a very long hedge planted in a weekend, if your in a hurry then select pot grown plants at your garden centre.
Bare root, cell grown or rootballed are all usually cheaper but will take longer to get established. Many hedge plants will grow in any soil conditions but good ground preparation will help the plant to grow quiker.
Allow enough space for each hedge plants, plant at the distance recomended on the label, it might appear that plants are spaced too far apart but they will grow into each other, and planting to close will reduce the speed that the hedge plants can grow.
Make sure you remove all air pockets in the ground after planting by trampling around the base of the plant. Water plants as soon as you have planted them, and then every week. A good soaking once a week is much better than a sprinkling every day.
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