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resres Posts: 52
I am getting some good growth on some laurels planted 2 years ago; though tall weeds are suddenly growing beside them. Will this hinder their progress?

Is it best to get rid of weeds and put bark down to prevent appearing again?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,431
    Yes ... the weeds will compete for water and nutrition. They’ll also impede air flow at the base of the hedge which will provide good conditions for bacterial infections. 

    I would weed the hedge, feed with Fish, Blood & Bone or a similar slow release organic fertiliser, give the base of the hedge a really good watering and then mulch with composted bark or similar.

    Keeping the base well tended will help keep your hedge growing healthily. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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