How to plant a hedge

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Hedges provide structure to your garden, effectively dividing it up into sections. Before you plant a hedge, make sure you know what kind you want – slow growing, tall or flowering. Generally, the taller you want your hedge to grow, the further you need to space your planting apart. In this step-by-step guide you’ll learn how to plant a Murraya hedge for your garden.  

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Dig your holes for planting the hedge
2 Add compost and plant your hedge
3 Fertilise and water your hedge
  • Step 1. Dig your holes for planting the hedge

    First you need to dig the holes for planting your hedge trees. Make sure each hole is about 35cm deep. The closer you plant each tree, the faster the hedge will form so take that into consideration. 

  • Step 2. Add compost and plant your hedge

    Place a handful of compost into each hole. Then carefully take your hedge out of the pot, give the roots a tease and place the plant in the middle of the hole. Backfill the hole with soil and compress the dirt around the plant to get rid of any air bubbles. Repeat the process with all of the plants to create your hedge row.

  • Step 3. Fertilise and water your hedge

    Now all you need to do is fertilise and water. Add a cap full of seaweed solution to 9 litres of water your watering can. Liberally fertilise your hedge plants to help them grow. Let the plants grow a bit before you give them their first trim.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Shovel
  • Watering can

Materials

  • Compost
  • Murraya trees
  • Seaweed solution
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