Tips For Growing Leylandii Hedgesby Princess devid seo executive
One of the most popular choices for a hedge is Leylandii. The main reason for its popularity, besides the fact that it produces an attractive hedge, is that Leylandii has a rapid growth rate and is a durable plant which will grow very well in the majority of soil types.
The ability to achieve new growth of up to four feet each year makes it an incredible choice for rapidly establishing a fantastic hedge. Leylandii is not prone to diseases as it has a high resistance and recovers quickly from damage.
Four feet in one year would be the best growth you should expect from Leylandii in optimum conditions with proper ground preparation and the right amount of sunlight. When planted in a shaded position, Leylandii will grow at a slower pace.
Planting a hedge can feel like hard work, because of the preparation involved, but it is a straightforward and rewarding job for those who enjoy gardening. Plan well to make sure that newly purchased plants are not sitting around in pots, waiting to go into the ground for long. Keep them in sufficiently moist soil until you are ready for planting.
Plant nurseries and garden centres typically stock the two most common Leylandii varieties, known as the Green Leylandii and Gold Leylandii, both of which are an excellent choice for establishing an attractive new hedge. Although gardeners often plant a hedge with only one variety, you can also combine plants to create your hedge if you prefer that look. Certain plants will of course grow at a faster pace than others but providing you prune and shape them they will form a great looking hedge.
To ensure your hedge is straight, create a guide line and the easiest way to do this is to string a line across two wooden stakes. Once you have your line, you could either dig a single trench for planting in, or evenly spaced holes. The plant side will determine your spacing and hole size. Seedlings are commonly positioned approximately two feet apart and the hole you prepare for your plants should be at least the depth of the pot and double its width to make sure roots have plenty of room to get established.
To begin with you must keep your new hedge well watered during any dry weather to get it going. It is likely that the growth may appear slow to start with don't worry because as soon as the plants put down some strong roots they will take off.
Regular pruning will assist the hedge to grow densely and healthily and maintain its attractive shape.
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