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When should I fertilize my privet hedge?
Last Updated: 13th June, 2020
- Add aged compost to the soil when planting your privet shrubs, mixing approximately 3 inches of compost into the top 1 foot of soil.
- Apply a 15-5-10 fertilizer to the soil around your privet shrubs in early spring or mid-fall when the privet shrubs aren't producing new, green shoots.
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Similarly, when should I fertilize my hedge?
Trees and shrubs should be fertilized in early spring, and a light fertilizer application can be made in early summer if conditions are conducive to plant growth (that is, reasonable temperatures and soil moisture). Avoid fertilizing trees and shrubs stressed by drought during the summer months.
Secondly, how can I make my privet hedge grow faster? Plants are fast-growing and appreciate a good soil and a sprinkling of bonemeal to get them going. Dunk the bare root plants in a bucket of water while working out the spacing. For a long hedge it's often quicker to dig out a planting trench than make individual holes.
Furthermore, should I feed my privet hedge?
Technically, privets are very tolerant of many soil types and do not require fertilization the way that other shrubs need constant feeding. However, you can apply fertilizer once a year in the spring when new growth begins if you notice your privet hedge looks pale in color or if you want to speed up its growth rate.
How do you fertilize Ligustrum hedges?
Fertilize ligustrum plants in early spring and again in late summer or fall. You can also fertilize in summer if the plants are growing rapidly or appear to need another feeding. Use 0.7 pounds of 15-5-10 or 15-5-15 fertilizer for each 100 square feet.