laurel hedge advice….

brian lanphier asked 12 years ago

I am going to plant a laurel hedge around my new house, it is very exposed to the wind on one side. I was going to erect a wind barrier{the green mesh}, along this side. how long will it take for this hedge to establish itself as an adequate shelter and is there any advice you would offer me. i decided on laurel as it is green year round and im not a fan of leylandi.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
It can be a good idea to use mesh shelter to assist a hedge in getting established. Laurel is reaosnably wind-resistant, holly more so, both need soil that drains well.

The length of time depends on the level of exposure, the quality of soil, feeding and weed control, but could be between five and ten years. 

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