Native Hedging How to Establish and Maintain it.

Native Hedging

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IF THE WEATHER IS UNSUITABLE FOR PLANTING NATIVE HEDGING ON RECEIVING THE HEDGING, DIG A HOLE AND BURY THE ROOTS OF THE BUNCHED PLANTS. (STORAGE PRIOR TO THIS SHOULD BE INSIDE AWAY FROM POSSIBLE FROSTS.) THEY CAN BE STORED LIKE THIS UNTIL PLANTING BECOMES POSSIBLE. AFTER PLANTING IT IS ADVANTAGEOUS TO MULCH THE HEDGE WITH LAWN MOWINGS OR LEAFMOULD TO SUPPRESS WEEDS. IF PREFERRED THIS CAN BE DONE USING PLASTIC OR CARPET GROUND COVER PLACED AROUND THE PLANTS AND COVERED WITH SOIL.

 

ALL THE SPECIES IN A WILDFLIFE HEDGE CAN BE CUT BACK OR ‘COPPICED’ WITHOUT HARM, IN THE FIRST YEAR AFTER ESTABLISHMENT THE HEDGE CAN BE CUT BACK TO STIMULATE GROWTH OF THE HEDGE FROM THE BASE. THEREAFTER CUT EVERY 2 –3 YEARS. THE BEST TIME TO CUT IS IN SPRING AFTER WILDLIFE HAVE BENIFITTED FROM BERRIES ETC AS FOOD SOURCE AND BEFORE BIRDS START TO NEST.