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Old 08-16-2011, 09:23 PM   #1
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Will this hedge self repair itself over time?


I had to cut a line of hedges as an excavator will have to pass there to redo weeping tiles once I have the money, so it left a gap:



Will that fix itself over time? If not, what is the solution to fixing that?
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:14 AM   #2
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We will not live long enough for that to self repair.You will need to re plant whatever that is.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:43 AM   #3
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So what is the best approach? Do I have to cut that one too and replace with another? I hear hedges are like 600 bucks a pop, so trying to avoid that, but guess I'll do what I have to do.
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I had to cut a line of hedges as an excavator will have to pass there to redo weeping tiles once I have the money, so it left a gap:



Will that fix itself over time? If not, what is the solution to fixing that?
I would trim off the dead branches and wait until spring time. By then, new shoots should be coming off the lopped area.
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I was going to ask you what kind it was, because for $600 it better have gold coins growing from it, but I just discovered if you click on the photo it enlarges and I can see for myself that it is a cedar. Cedars are notoriously fast growers if you choose to plant a new one.

The garden centres are having huge sales this time of year. Canadian Tire stores are everywhere and they usually have great stock and great prices. Personally,
I'd chop them all down and put in something pretty like hydrangea bushes, unless you are uses the cedars as a privacy fence
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I don't want to get rid of them as yeah, it is a privacy fence. But guess I'd have to cut the one at the end and plant a new? It's too late to plant a tree given winter is coming so I'll probably do it next year I guess.
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I don't want to get rid of them as yeah, it is a privacy fence. But guess I'd have to cut the one at the end and plant a new? It's too late to plant a tree given winter is coming so I'll probably do it next year I guess.
Its still a bit early to plant a tree, they should be planted in the fall for the best success.

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Its still a bit early to plant a tree, they should be planted in the fall for the best success.

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Really? I always thought they should be planted in spring, so they have all summer to grow into their new ground. If that's the case then I could probably do it this year then, like in the next few weeks before the snow comes.
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Really? I always thought they should be planted in spring, so they have all summer to grow into their new ground. If that's the case then I could probably do it this year then, like in the next few weeks before the snow comes.
Plants, especially new plants (and trees) establish their root system in the winter months, when spring time comes your watering efforts to keep the plant alive are greatly reduced, thus an increased success rate, just remember to fertilize.

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Definitely plant in the fall and if you are really far north the roots just go dormant anyway and establish themselves in early spring. Don't forget about all those massive clearance deals that you can get now
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