problem with red robin hedge

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Tig May asked 11 years ago

we have 3 very very large trees bordering one corner of our garden (2 sycamore, and one maple style tree). our problem is we have planted a red robin around it but it keeps dying. we watered it regular etc. we need a hedge there because we need some screening from road. hedge will essentially be planted beside roots of trees, we have red robin surrounding front andd one side of large garden (1/2 acre approx) just need something for that corner. can you advise please

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Photinia ‘Red Robin’ or any other shrub will suffer in very dry root conditions and regular watering is not enough.

 You need to set up a sprinkler or drip irrigation system, which can be purchased, to deliver enough water to keep the soil nicely moist. Also mulch the surface with rotted leaves.