Worried about my new beech hedge
We had a new beech hedge (4 ft high bare root plants) planted at Easter this year (when it was very hot). We watered it thoroughly every day for the first 2-3 weeks and occasionally since. It was growing really well but now some of the leaves have got brown edges. Is this a sign of drought? Any tips for keeping it healthy?
If you haven't already, try to lay a very thick layer of mulch like compost or bark chip. Keeps the roots cool and locks in moisture so your shrubs can settle in faster.