I have beech hedge which i planted last year. the weeds are now beginning to grow. my dilemma is thast i want to spray emerging weeds with Round up, put a pre-emergent spray on it to keep all the other weeds down, and also feed it. except that i don’t know what order to do things in and which feed should i use?
The safest bet is to hoe and handweed around the plants. Weed control around a hedge in a one-metre strip doubles the growth rate of beech.
Do not apply fertiliser if the weeds are still there. Any general fertiliser can be used.
There is no pre-emergent weedkiller available to home gardeners. You might be able to get a farm store to order Ronstar, which comes in litre bottles.