Hedges - Knowledgebase Question

Nogales, Ar
Question by romoramon
January 18, 2010
Back in April 2003 we planted about 20 hedges. About half of them died, 4 of them have grown to about 4 feet, the rest have grown about 3 feet. The soil in our yard is mostly clay. What can we do to help the hedges grow more?

Answer from NGA
January 18, 2010


Believe it or not, pruning will encourage new growth. Prune your hedges down so they are all the same height and then trim the sides a bit. Wherever you make a pruning cut you can expect two new stems to appear. Lightly shearing or pruning once or twice a year will keep your shrubs all the same size and will keep them full and thick. Best wishes with your hedge!

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