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There are two main reasons for which people choose to plant cedar hedges.

It’s worth noting that cedar hedges are extremely beautiful. So, cedar trees will greatly contribute to your exterior design and landscaping.

On the other hand, cedar trees can be used for creating hedges and privacy.

One way or another, you need to know how to plant and maintain cedar hedges in the right way. In this blog, you’ll find useful information on growing attractive cedar hedges.

Planting Cedar Hedges

It’s incredibly important to plant cedar trees at the right time. Summer is not the best time for planting cedar hedges. It’s recommended to plant cedar trees either in early spring or in the fall.

Calculate the Number of Cedars– Prepare for planting cedar trees. Before to start planting cedar hedges you need to decide how many cedar trees you need.

In order to calculate the number of cedars you should know the length of your cedar hedge.

Keep in mind that the distance between cedar trees should be about 75 centimeters.

Planting Cedar Hedges– Digging planting holes. Afterwards, you need to dig the holes for your cedar trees. The planting hole’s width and depth have to be 80 centimeters and 40 centimeters respectively.

When holes are ready it’s the right time to plant cedar trees.

When putting a cedar tree in the planting hole you need to ensure that its roots are covered with soil.

– Fertilizing. Fertilizing is crucial for growing successful cedar trees as well. Do you plant cedar hedges in the spring? If so, it’s a great idea to fertilize cedar trees. Fertilizing will promote new growth and will have a huge positive impact on health of cedar trees. However, you shouldn’t fertilize cedar trees if you plant them in the fall. The point is that cedar trees prepare for winter in the fall. That’s why you shouldn’t encourage their growth.

– Watering. Watering also plays a key role in planting cedar trees. When planting cedar trees you should always water their roots properly. Don’t fill in the planting hole until the soil absorbs water.

Maintaining Cedar Hedges

– Fertilizing. Fertilizing has to be a part of your cedar tree maintenance program. As it has been mentioned above, you need to start fertilizing cedar trees in the early spring. Continue fertilizing cedar trees until July.

Watering Cedar Trees– Watering. Water is crucial for health of cedar trees. However, you shouldn’t forget that moderation is the key in watering cedar trees. If a cedar tree gets too much water its color may begin to change. If a cedar tree doesn’t get enough water it leaves may become dry and prickly. If it doesn’t rain for a long period of time you should water your cedar hedges at least once a week.

Trimming cedar tree– Trimming. You should also trim your cedar trees on a regular basis.

It’s good to know that cedar trees should be trimmed at least once a year.

The ideal time for trimming cedar trees is between middle June and late September.

Trim a cedar tree on both sides. By doing so, you will not allow a cedar tree to expand significantly.

Are you interested in cedar hedges planting and maintenance in Toronto? We can help you!  Tree Doctors have huge experience in planting as well as maintaining cedar hedges. Our tree experts are always happy to provide a solution to any of your needs!


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