As the season's change, so does the care that your European Beech hedge needs. Here are a few tips on how to take care of your hedge during each season:
As the weather begins to warm up, your hedge will start to grow new leaves and branches. Be sure to trim any dead or damaged growth from the previous year. Trimming will also help to encourage new growth.
During the summer months, your hedge will need regular watering and fertilizing. Be sure to water deeply and regularly, especially during extended heat or drought periods. Fertilize every 4-6 weeks with a balanced fertilizer specifically for hedges.
As autumn approaches, your hedge will begin to prepare for winter. Be sure to give it one final trimming, removing any dead or damaged growth. This will help to ensure that your hedge stays healthy over the winter months.
During the winter, your hedge may go dormant and stop growing. However, it is important to keep an eye on it in case of severe weather conditions. If snow or ice accumulates on the branches, it can cause damage. If you are concerned about severe weather, you can cover your hedge with a burlap cloth or other protective material.
By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your European hedge tree stays healthy and happy all year long!