English Woodlands Release Hedging Guide

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With bare root plants becoming available and the UK planting season starting to liven up, English Woodlands have released an extensive advice series for visitors on preparing their garden for hedge planting.

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English Woodlands [have]...released a series of new posts detailing some entry-level considerations for avid autumn gardeners to bear in mind when buying and planting hedging over the colder months.

November is an exciting time for UK gardeners. As temperatures drop, a host of new planting opportunities are presented, and there’s no better time to start planning for the year ahead. A popular topic throughout the season is hedging and screening, which works especially well to rejuvenate and restructure a garden for the future. With bare rooted plants just coming into season and the weather ideal for larger planting work, November and December are easily the most significant period for hedge planting.

This has been a major focus for English Woodlands over November, who released a series of new posts detailing some entry-level considerations for avid autumn gardeners to bear in mind when buying and planting hedging over the colder months.

For readers working with a new site, the series starts out with a discussion of ground and site preparation, covering important topics like removing competition from other plants, like grass and weeds, and de-compacting soil through digging and rotavating, or introducing an organic mulch or fertilizer to improve overall soil structure and plant establishment.

English Woodlands are also guiding readers through the buying process with ‘What to Consider when Choosing a Hedge’, introducing different popular species along with the concerns and benefits associated with them. Fast growing evergreens like Leyland are able to produce a dense screen quickly, while mixed, deciduous hedges often offer strong windbreaks and colour, as well as shelter to birds, mammals and insects.

The series also discusses the importance of identifying soil type and intended aspect before picking a species, along with expected speed of growth, ultimate size, and maintenance requirements.

English Woodlands were formed in 1919, and have since become one of the country’s leading suppliers of trees, plants, and planting accessories, operating out of their twelve-acre nursery in the heart of the densely wooded Sussex Weald. From home gardeners to professional landscapers, they retain a loyal customer base spread across the UK.

For more information on their newest advice series, please visit http://blog.ewburrownursery.co.uk/. Interested parties can also contact English Woodlands by phone on 01435 862 992, or leave an e-mail sales(at)ewburrownursery(dot)co.uk. Offices are open Monday to Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, and until 4:30pm on Saturdays.

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