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?


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Answer from NGA
January 18, 2010

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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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