How to plant a hedge
Hedges are an excellent way to create a private and sheltered space in your garden. Hedges offer a natural solution to boundary or privacy issues and provide shelter and food for wildlife. They can be planted any time of the year, but autumn and winter are the best seasons to do so, as the roots of the plants will be dormant.
Here's how to plant a hedge in 4 easy steps!
how many plants?
First and foremost, you will need to consider the quantity of plants required to achieve a full looking hedge. We usually recommend 2.5 plants per linear metre for a fully mature hedge. For a semi mature hedge, you can plant 2 plants per metre.
However, different types of hedging plants have different growth habits, so the quantities of plants you may need could vary. it is always best to check with your local nursery.
Step 1: Dig a ditch
Step 2: Mind the roots before planting
Step 3: Planting
Step 4: Watering
Our recommended plants for hedging & Privacy
If you are not so keen on planting a hedge yourself, that's no problem! Our team of landscapers has over 20 years experience installing hedging in Irish gardens. We provide a quick and hassle-free planting service and guarantee instant impact on day one.
Our experinced team of horticulturists is available to help you choose the most suitable plant from our hedging rage at out nursery in Celbridge. Call in for a free plant consultation if you'd like to get professional advice.
Whether you're planting it yourself or appointing our team to do so, Autumn and Winter are the best time to plant! Secure your plants now before they sell out!