When should I plant a laurel hedge?

A laurel hedge can be planted at virtually any time of year, however most lawn and garden experts recommend planting in early autumn. This is because it gives the plant enough time to fully establish a root system before the cold weather of winter sets in whilst also protecting young new growth from the dry and hot conditions of summer.

Planting a hedge in cool, moderate weather making sure it stays damp until the roots are fully established is the goal.

Container-grown plants can be put in the ground at any time of year.

Hedging planted during the growing season (March to October) will need more water than those planted during the wetter times of year.

Between November to March you can purchase rootballed laurel plants which are usually cheaper that container grown plants. These are plants which have been grown in the ground and then dug up during the dormant season.

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