Get a great cedar hedge around your Nanaimo property
We have planted, topped and pruned many cedar hedges in the last few years for our customers. With each customer we give the same advice on caring for your cedar hedge. Although cedars are hardy and often seem easy to grow creating a beautiful privacy or back drop in your garden, they do need proper care to not only survive but thrive. Especially with the extreme environmental changes we have witnessed over the past five years. Yes, cedars do evolve and adapt to changes just as humans do but need time and a little helping hand to ensure they do it well. So with that in mind, here is a basic list of care to follow:
Best fertilizer for cedar hedges
Newly planted cedars can benefit from a high phosphorous fertilizer. In many cases, adding a fertilizer with a balance similar to 5-15-5 into water and thoroughly watering the newly planted tree can help to reduce transplant shock. Subsequent fertilization should be with a balanced fertilizer or with a higher nitrogen fertilizer with a balance similar to 30-10-10. A good organic alternative organic fertilizer is a combination of blood meal and bone meal mixed with some organic compost from your composter or can be purchased at the local garden center, like Dinter’s or Buckerfield’s,.
Benefits of fertilizing cedar hedges
Giving your cedar more phosphorous at planting will help provide nutrients to the roots as the tree becomes established in the new location. Higher nitrogen levels after the tree is established will help produce more green growth on the tree or shrub. Organic fertilizers at either time will provide a more gentle fertilization that will help protect soil conditions for the life of the tree.
If your tree is showing signs of under-fertilization, such as yellow leaves, you may want to have the needles tested for nitrogen content. In some cases, soil pH problems, such as a soil that isn’t acidic enough, may appear to be a fertilization problem. If your leaves have enough nitrogen, the yellowing leaves may be caused by another problem.
When to fertilize your hedge
Begin fertilizing either at planting or in the spring after the tree has begun to grow. Cedars may appear healthy in the winter, but are often dormant. Fertilizing in the winter can cause a buildup of fertilizer in the soil that may result in spring over fertilization. Stop fertilizing in the fall when deciduous trees begin to lose their leaves.
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We pride ourselves in spending extra time and sometimes product to bring you better and longer lasting results.
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When we use the term better results, we are not only referring to the finished product, but also the longevity of that landscaping. We want them to look as good in 10 years as the day it went in, aside of the plants being abit bigger.
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We have spent many years working in the trade and found the best ways to install all areas of any garden. With this knowledge, we offer the following;
> Brick Walkways and Driveways ($19.50 per sq.ft)
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Since 2005, our full-service design and build firm has worked to become one of the leading landscape companies in Nanaimo, BC. We have built a solid reputation over the years by providing customers with original concepts and exceptional services. Our professional landscapers will work with you to enhance the natural beauty of your outdoor living space. we make homeowners proud and neighbours envious.
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