hedge for exposed site

brian lanphier asked 11 years ago

I have a laurel hedge in place since last year,about 300 metres.Some parts of it are thriving but one side which is very open to wind is lagging well behind. I have had a wind breaker in situ since they were planted but does not seem to have worked.The wind really batters the house and even though i hate leylandi it looks like i may have to plant some along this side to break the wind.Can you recommend how to get the laurel growing and a different type of hedge that will offer quick results for my dilemna,so i can have two options.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Leyland cypress is not going to do any better in a very exposed place. The wind break does help and make sure it is intact and control all weeds and grass within 50 or 60cm on each side of the hedge. Feed with general fertilizer in spring or early summer.

Holly makes a robust hedge in an exposed place.