Young Laurel hedge

John F Murphy asked 11 years ago

About 2 months ago I planted 196 potted laurel shrubs to form a hedge. All was well until 2 weeks ago when I noticed the leaves on 5 or 6 plants were being eaten as well as turning yellow then brown. These plants are now under stress. I have clipped any grass around the plants to try and help them survive.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The young plants probably needed watering as it was dry in recent weeks. Some leaves might be eaten by snails but the damage is ususally not significant.

Remove all grass from close to the plants, not just clip it.