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Category Archives: Planting Queries

How do I plant instant hedging?

Planting instant hedging couldn’t be easier. There’s no need to worry about calculating how many plants you need per metre as they have already been spaced out for you. Simply buy one 1m unit for every metre of hedge you require. Dig your trench to roughly the same depth as your instant hedging trough (approx. 30cm and slightly smaller for … Continue reading

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Do you offer a planting service?

Planting a hedge is really easy and the majority of our customers do it themselves or pass the responsibility onto a local gardener or landscaper. Here at Best4hedging we don’t offer a planting service however we can recommend a local member of the British Association of Landscape Industries, for large planting projects. For those willing to face the task by … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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If the ground is frozen, can I plant? If not, how do I store my plants during cold weather?

The hardy covering of frost can be quite deceiving. When a ground frost is present it is usually only the top couple of inches of ground that is hard and cold, beneath the ground should still be a safe environment for your plants’ root system. There may be some complications when planting bare roots and root balls during frosts due to … Continue reading

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Do I need to prune my hedging plants on arrival?

It’s not unusual to be hesitant towards pruning your new hedging plants straight after planting, but you have no reason to be worried. It is a good idea to give your new hedge a light prune as this will encourage new growth in your hedge whilst also creating a uniformed shape from the start and will ensure all of your … Continue reading

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What should I do with my plants upon arrival?

At Best4hedging we emphasise the fact that our hedging plants are living things and require water, light and fresh air to survive. This being said, we understand that it is not always possible to plant straight away. Therefore, there are certain short term measures that can be taken to ensure your plants receive the care they need until you’re ready to … Continue reading

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When to plant hedging plants?

At Best4hedging we have a huge choice of different species and root types. Our vast range includes hedging plants that can be planted year round as well as hedge plants that can only be planted during the dormant season – Autumn to Spring. The main benefit of pot grown and cell grown hedging plants is that they can be purchased and … Continue reading

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