Hedging my bets.
July 8, 2009 9:20 AM Subscribe
Can I plant a cedar hedge -- with the cedars lying down?
posted by liquado to Home & Garden (4 answers total)
I've just purchased a number of emerald cedars to start a privacy hedge across the front of our property. I was discussing the hedge with a friend who suggested planting them in this fashion:
1) Dig trench
2) cut the branches off one side of each cedar
3) bury the root ball horizontally, laying the flat side of the cedar down on the fresh dirt.
4) Water & repeat.
The idea is that the cedar will "root" along the cut side, and grow vertically along the other, resulting in a more full and uniform hedge in a few years (and, I'd need fewer cedars). I'd like to try it, but I need more than one person's advice on the matter -- and my Google-fu is weak today.
Any greenthumbs able to weigh in? Is this ridiculous, or ridiculously awesome?