Fertilize my hedge

kevin f asked 10 years ago

I planted my new laurel hedge last Sat. My garden centre said Laurel should thrive in my clay soil – is this true, is there anything I can do in the way of feeding looking after it to make sure it does thrive? I put a shovel of compost in with each plant. Also, is there anything I can do – to strenghten the plants in preperation for this coming winter? Cover the base with grass trimmings etc?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Laurel grows in any soil tht is not soggy wet in winter. You can give some general fertiliser or tree and shrub fertilizer, and keep a margin of at least 40cm clear of weeds on each side. No grass mowings as they bring weeds.