Let’s learn the basic rules for creating a beautiful and durable hedge that should fulfill its main tasks and please the eye.
During work, you need to adhere to some rules so that this spectacular element of the summer cottage landscape successfully copes with its task. There are few rules, but they are all very important!
Rule 1: the roots must not dry out
When planting plants with an open root system, the roots must not be allowed to dry out. Therefore, before planting, dug out or purchased seedlings must be placed in a plastic bag with wet sawdust and tied tightly above the level of the root system.
Rule 2: prune roots before planting
Immediately before planting, the roots of plants must be carefully examined; dry ends should be trimmed, be sure to remove damaged parts. When planting, the root system must be straightened.
Rule 3: use a clay talker
In order for the transplanted plants to take root better, their roots are dipped in a talker made of soft clay and mullein. How to make it and use it correctly, read article 15 of the most common mistakes when planting plants, where paragraph 10 is devoted to this issue. By the way, you shouldn’t ignore the rest either.
Rule 4: take into account the characteristics of the breed
Planting density depends on their biological characteristics, the type and height of the fence, the number of rows. Shade-tolerant, slow-growing breeds and plants with a narrow crown are planted more densely than breeds of rapid growth, light-loving, with a wide crown.
A tighter planting can be applied in molded hedges, while in free-growing hedges it should not be too dense. Shrubs and trees will grow, and you need to ensure that they do not crowd out each other. And to decorate the space between young plants, you can use floral annuals or fast-growing herbaceous perennials.
Rule 5: keep distances
It is important to adhere to the recommended plant spacing in hedges for single-row and multi-row plantings. It should be remembered: in a multi-row hedge, plants should be staggered.
1.Type of fence: molded walls:
Distance between plants in a row: 0.8-1.2 m;
Row spacing: up to 1.0 m.
2.Type of fence: free growing walls:
Distance between plants in a row: 1.0-2.0 m;
Distance between rows: up to 2.0-3.0 m.
3.Type of hedge: molded hedges:
Distance between plants in a row: 0.4-0.6 m;
Distance between rows: 0.6-0.8 m.
4.Type of hedge: free growing hedges:
Distance between plants in a row: 0.8-1.0 m;
Distance between rows: 1.0-1.5 m.
5.Type of hedge: molded curbs:
Distance between plants in a row: 0.2-0.3 m;
Distance between rows: 0.3-0.4 m.
6.Type of hedge: free-growing curbs:
Distance between plants in a row: up to 0.5 m;
Distance between rows: 0.5-0.6 m.
Rule 6: water and mulch
The soil around the planted plants must be well compacted, watered and mulched with sawdust, crushed bark or peat in order to reduce moisture evaporation and control the development of weeds.
Rule 7: prune your plants
Plants take root better if they are pruned after planting. This is done at the same height from the surface of the earth along a stretched cord, as well as from the sides by 1/3 or 1/2 of the average length of the shoot. Please note: if material is used for planting that is not specially formed for hedges, the planted plants must be cut to a height of 20-30 cm from the ground.
Rule 8: choose a direction
If the main purpose of the future hedge is to protect from the winds, the rows of plants when planting are perpendicular to their direction. published by econet.ru
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