The Cypress hedge is a popular plant used in landscaping for its dense, evergreen foliage and columnar growth habit. Cypress hedges are easy to care for and can provide privacy and windbreaks when planted in a row.
If you are considering planting a cypress hedge, here are some tips on care and maintenance:
Growing the Cypress under the right circumstances is one thing, but if you want your Cypress to live for many years, you will need to care for it and maintain it. Here are some tips to help you:
During the first growing season, you will need to water the Cypress deeply. To be specific you should water them every time when 5 cm of the top soil dries. Also you should avoid overwatering. When the Cypress is established, they require little water.
It is also important to get rid of weed as soon as you see it growing. This will eliminate competition for nutrients and water. It is important that the Cypress has at least a 100 cm strip that is completely free of weed and grass. It is also possible to apply a thin layer of mulch around the plant. This will reduce the loss of moisture from the ground and also discourage the growth of weed.
Fertilizing the Cypress is effective. But only when the plant is still young as the matured plants don’t need extra nutrients. You can apply an all-purpose fertillizer in the spring and at the end or the summer.