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FAQ’s

20/09/2015

How do I improve the quality of my soil?

Before looking to improve the quality of your soil, it is important to identify which soil type you are working with. Our previous blog will help you achieve this as it gives a quick guide to soil types ranging from clay, sandy, silty, chalky and loamy conditions. It’s also vital that you know what hedging plant species are tolerant to different soil conditions as certain species are suited to dry soils whereas certain species thrive in wet soils. It’s important to make sure your soil is of a decent quality... Read More

20/09/2015

What do you offer landscapers?

We appreciate the pressures that landscapers face with regard to short time frames, large quantities and high quality demands. With this in mind, we offer our landscapers a number of benefits, including: Committed delivery dates with guaranteed AM delivery times at no extra cost A huge range of species in every root type Bespoke quotes from our expert team with an immediate turnaround A great range of plant heights, from 10cm to 4m, with larger specs available on request Instant hedging, pleached trees, topiary shapes, trees, topsoil and turf are... Read More

04/09/2015

How do I use Rootgrow?

Rootgrow for plants can be applied in two different ways but the key thing to remember is that it should be applied directly to the root system. For root ball, pot grown and cell grown plants, you can sprinkle the granules into the planting hole. We’ve included an easy to follow video that demonstrates the two ways to apply this planting essential. For bare root plants, Rootgrow can be made into a gel form and the roots of the plants dipped into the mixture before placing into the planting hole. The... Read More

01/09/2015

Do I leave the hessian sack on root ball plants when I plant them?

A lot of people are confused when they see a large sack covering the entire root system of their plants and wonder whether or not they need to take it off. To solve any confusion, the answer is yes you should leave it on. The material covering your roots is called a hessian sack which is bio-degradable and will disintegrate over time, so there is no need to worry about having to take it off or any damage to the environment. It is important to leave the hessian sack on... Read More

20/08/2015

What are the benefits of planting bare root hedging plants?

The low price of bare root hedge plants is in no way an indication that bare root plants are of a lesser standard than any of the other root types we have available. Bare roots are an excellent, cost-effective option, especially when planting in large quantities. The reason that bare roots are less expensive than other root types, such as pot grown plants, is that they cost a lot less to grow, care for and despatch. Bare roots are grown in a field so they do not require annual re-potting,... Read More

04/08/2015

Do you sell anything to prevent weeds?

Here at Best4hedging, we stock two different weed suppressing products. The first being Mulch Mat, which is a biodegradable fabric made from 100% recycled materials. The second option is Mypex ground cover which is made from a woven fabric. Both of these products insulate the soil and protect your plants from weeds without the need for chemical weed killers (which can be detrimental to your hedge). You can find both of these weed suppressing fabrics in our range of Planting Essentials. For any further queries, head over to our Planting... Read More

04/08/2015

There is no Rootgrow/Bonemeal with my order?

To make sure that your Rootgrow or Bonemeal is safe during transit, we pack the products in the centre of pallet orders and at the bottom of box orders. We ask that you fully unpack your plants to ensure your Rootgrow or Bonemeal is not hidden inside your order. If after checking this, you still cannot find your Rootgrow or Bonemeal, please give our Service team a call on 01257 447 533 and they will be happy to help. For those unfamiliar with how to use Rootgrow or how to... Read More

04/08/2015

How do I use Bonemeal?

When it comes to purchasing your plants, its not unusual to be bombarded with suggested fertilisers as everyone has their favourite. We highly reccomend using organic Bonemeal to ensure your plants get the best start to establishment as possible. The purpose of Bonemeal is essentially improving the quality of your soil by increasing the intake of nutrients plants need to develop. A great, slow releasing fertiliser, Bonemeal should be applied to the soil as opposed to the roots of the plant. You can do this by forking it through your backfill, ensuring... Read More

04/08/2015
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How much Rootgrow and Bonemeal should I use?

Rootgrow can be applied in two ways. It can either be sprinkled into the planting hole in its granule form, or made into a gel, ideal for dipping bare roots. Apart from the 150g packet, which is granule only, all sizes of Rootgrow can be made into a gel formula or sprinkled. We recommend using the gel method for bare roots, as the paste will go much further and be more cost effective than granules. Please visit our Rootgrow page and click on the ‘How much do I need?’ button for... Read More

01/08/2015
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Should I use horse manure?

Countless garden enthusiasts question themselves on whether or not to use horse manure as an effective compost. Here at Best4hedging, we are no strangers to using horse manure when planting a hedge, however it is not essential. If you have planted with our highly recommended Rootgrow and Bonemeal, your hedge will already be receiving a sufficient amount of nutrients to allow for healthy establishment. For those of you who are unaware of how to plant with these suggested nutrient enhancers, we have created an instructional video with running commentary to assist you... Read More