Planting a hedge fence

Step 1 Measure the length of your desired fence.
You will need one tree for every 50 cm length. (depends on the tree - refer to a horticulturalist for what works in your area)

Step 2 Dig a trench slightly wider than the base of the pot.

Step 3 Loosen the soil and add planting mix

Step 4 Remove the tree from its pot, and plant firmly so the root base is about 3cm above the ground.

Step 5 Cover the base with soil, planting mix and lastly bark mulch.

Step 6 Water generously (especially during hot weather).


Tips from the pros

Gold Coast Garden Maintenance and Horticulturalist Edmund says the the frequency at which trimming should occur depends on the species of your hedge. On the Gold Coast this could be as often as every two weeks in peak growing season;  often this can be just a light "trim" to keep them in shape and optimum health as well as encourage further dense new growth.


A hedge offers privacy

A quality hedge can offer both security and privacy, shelter from the elements like strong winds and it looks great!

Girls in Backyard lawn


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