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Friday, October 16, 2020

Corokia Hedging – The best way to plant and maintain it

If you want to add more privacy to your home, tune out noise from nearby traffic, or simply create an enclosed space in your yard, then planting a hedge could be your best option.

Compared to fences, living screens and hedges from native shrubs like corokia have tons of benefits and are a whole lot easier on the eyes.

Want to know the best way to plant and maintain corokia hedges? Read on to find out.

The Benefits Of Corokia Hedging

As mentioned earlier, creating hedges from local plants like corokia has a lot of benefits. For one, they’re great at keeping your air fresh and cool. If you keep your plants happy, you can even get yellow, star-shaped blooms and berries all throughout the summer.

Since corokias are also very hardy and resistant to drought, you can count on them to stay gorgeous even during the hot Kiwi summer.

These hedges provide privacy, create gorgeous garden paths and spaces, and they’re very easy to grow, too!

The Best Way To Plant and Maintain Corokias

Now that you know the benefits of planting a hedge, here are some tips on how to plant and maintain your corokia shrubs.

Variety

Before you start planting, remember to get the same variety or cultivar for your hedge. You want your hedge to look consistent all throughout. There are about 10 varieties of corokia, so make sure to get the same kind for your hedge.

Spacing

Next, consider the spacing of your plants. How you space your plants is based on two major factors: the size of the plant and the density of the hedge. The space between your plants should be at least half of its final height. For example, if you plan to grow a hedge 1 meter high, space your plants half a meter from each other when planting.

Preparing the ground

Be sure to prepare the ground for planting as well. You can dig one huge trench for all of them or dig individual holes. Whichever method you choose, keep your soil healthy and ready for your plants by adding plenty of nutrients.

Watering

Like all hedges, corokias need to be watered as soon as they’re planted. Watering ensures that the soil settles around the root-and-ball of the plant properly, giving your corokias those much-needed nutrients.

Hedges require lots of food, water, and tender loving care, too. Since they’re basically a group of shrubs planted closely together, they’ll need more nutrients than individual plants. Corokias are no different. Although they’re resistant to drought and are excellent in the summer, don’t forget to check the soil’s moisture levels. Use a soaker hose to make sure your corokia hedges get the water they need, especially during the hotter months. 

Pruning

Maintaining your corokia hedges may be challenging, especially for a beginner, but you’ll soon find that it’s one of the most rewarding things about planting them. To keep your hedges looking dense and healthy, make sure to prune them on a regular basis. The top of the edge should taper slightly, so that its lower parts can still get sunlight. Trimming your corokia hedges once or twice a year would be great, too.

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