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A row of young hedge plants that will grow into shape

Overview

Hedges provide structure to your garden, effectively dividing it up into sections. Before you plant a hedge, make sure you know what kind you want – slow growing, tall or flowering. Generally, the taller you want your hedge to grow, the further you need to space your planting apart. In this step-by-step guide you'll learn how to plant a Murraya hedge for your garden.  

Steps

1Dig your holes for planting the hedge

First you need to dig the holes for planting your hedge trees. Make sure each hole is about 35cm deep. The closer you plant each tree, the faster the hedge will form so take that into consideration. 

A hole being dug for a hedge plant

2Add compost and plant your hedge

Place a handful of compost into each hole. Then carefully take your hedge out of the pot, give the roots a tease and place the plant in the middle of the hole. Backfill the hole with soil and compress the dirt around the plant to get rid of any air bubbles. Repeat the process with all of the plants to create your hedge row.

A hedge plant being put into place in a garden bed

3Water your hedge with seaweed solution

To finish your hedge, all you need to do is apply a seaweed solution. Add a cap full of seaweed concentrate to 9 litres of water in your watering can.

Liberally apply to your plants to give them a good head start. After a couple of months, give your hedge its first trim!

A hedge plant being watered

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.