we have an area of open lawn to the front of our house, that we would like to enclose with a 4ft evergreen hedge.
i have included pictures to show the area in question, and marked out where we would like the hedge.
we would like the hedge to establish quickly and initially were considering Leylandii. However further reading has led us to Thuja Plicata Western Red Cedar as it is fast growing but not as fast as Leylandii! and perhaps doesn't come with the associated problems and negative perceptions of Leylandii. Also I understand that Thuja can be cut back to wood and will reestablish itself were Leylandii will not.
the aspect is North-East and is does get sun all day. The bottom half of the lawn (nearer the White car) is prone to holding water in the winter. I wouldn't say it gets water logged but it is wet. The soil is heavy clay.
please can anyone offer advise as to whether Thuja is a good choice or an alternative. Also how to plant the hedge in terms of soil preparation would be appreciated.