Advice on planting hedge
We have been in our new house for a year now, and I will be looking to plant a hedge for next year. I am thinking of going for a Photinia Red Robin hedge, but I have heard mixed reports about them. I heard they take a lot of work to turn into a good hedge? I have 110m of fencing that will need hedging, so dont want anything that will be an awful lot of work. The local garden centre told me it would be sufficient to space the plants 2 per metre, but I am worried that will look a bit sparse? Does anyone have experience of these types of hedge? Any tips on best time to plant, and anything else I can do to help them? I was planning on killing off a 1m strip of grass, then just planting in the middle of the strip, and covering the dead grass with wood chippings?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions/tips!