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20 Aug 2021
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How to Help Cedar Hedges Grow Thicker

Who doesn’t want a yard teaming with lush, thick cedar hedges? If you own these carefree conifers, you know how easy they are to maintain. But even the hardiest hedge needs a little help to bring out the bounty every now and then. Whether your cedar hedge is looking a little worn down or you would like to thicken your existing healthy plants, here are some handy tips on how to make your cedars fuller.

Trim Cedar Hedges to Encourage Growth

If you want your cedar hedge to grow full and even, be sure to trim it at the right time of year. By trimming new growth at the top of the plant in the spring, the growth hormones will be directed into existing areas, increasing the thickness in the summer.

To promote root growth, you can trim your hedges in the late fall or early winter. As temperatures rise, your shrubs will begin to grow leaves and buds. When this happens, you will want to trim your hedges to control the growth direction.

Whenever trimming hedges, it is important to ensure that the base of the plant is wider than the top. By doing so, the new growth won’t shade the lower part of the plant from the sun, helping to prevent hedges from thinning at the bottom.

Prune Your Cedars to Help Them Grow

Pruning will help you control the growth of your hedge. Overgrown branches should be trimmed back to maintain the beauty of your hedges. Otherwise, cedars can become unbalanced, leaving your hedges looking shabby and unruly.

You can use secateurs to target specific areas that need attention while leaving the rest of the shrub to grow naturally.

Pruning back leaves and branches will promote new growth in various directions, resulting in thicker and healthier plants.

Feed Your Cedars for Thicker Growth

Adding a balanced nutritional fertilizer to your hedge will encourage growth. Apply the fertilizer under the base of the hedge and spread it into the soil. Also, be sure to keep the cedars properly hydrated.

By mulching the ground around your hedges, you can also conserve moisture and prevent weed growth underneath.

Fill In the Gaps of Your Cedar Hedges

In some cases, your hedges may have holes that require more than just encouraging growth to fill in the sparse spaces. Depending on the damage, you may need to replace the plants. Be careful not to harm the neighbouring hedge when removing the shrubs.

Place the plant in a well-watered and fertilized hole and let it grow for a few years. In this way, the roots will grow strong, allowing the plant to fill in the gap.

Looking to create vibrant and hardy hedging for your property? Following the above advice will help your hedge to grow bushier, fuller, and thicker.

If you are having trouble turning your sparse plants into thick cedars, reach out to the pros at Fraser Valley Cedars.

21 Jun 2021
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What Is the Best Type of Cedar for a Hedge?

Looking to add some hedging to your property? Virtually disease and pest resistant, cedars are phenomenal choices that provide year-round colour and beauty to any yard. These popular evergreens are long-term investments that will become a valuable landscape feature as they grow. But if you are not sure which type to choose or if the plant names mean nothing to you, we are here to help you choose the best type of cedar for a hedge.

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31 Jul 2020
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How to Trim Cedar Hedges

Whether your hedges are outrageously overrun or in need of a little sprucing up, Fraser Valley Cedars has you covered. Routine maintenance is vital for healthy and beautiful hedges. But for all the newbies out there, understanding how to properly trim cedar hedges might be a little confusing. Let’s take a closer look at the best ways to prune your cedars like a pro.

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15 Jun 2020
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Looking for Privacy Cedar Trees Solutions? Cedar Fencing in Surrey. BC

Your home is your castle. But unlike the dwellings of yore, your property may lack the isolation or high walls (or moat) to give you the peace you crave. Whether it is the rush-hour traffic, unsightly views, lookie-loos, or noisy neighbours, maybe you are looking to up that privacy fence factor.

Choosing the right fencing option for your property can be a challenge. Wander down the fence aisle at your local hardware store and you are bound to see a plethora of possibilities, from wood and metal to composite and vinyl.

With so many choices at your fingertips, you will want to pick the best one that fits your needs and your budget. While you are mulling over that long list of privacy fencing potentials, have you considered a more natural option? Our privacy cedar trees Surrey solution just might be the answer you have been searching for.

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22 Mar 2020

The Pest-Repelling Power of Cedar Trees

Privacy, curb appeal, and noise buffering benefits—we all know the amazing advantages of adding cedars to our landscapes. But did you also know that this terrific tree has natural pest-punishing powers? It’s true! Cedars do a whole lot more than provide shade and beauty to your property, they also help keep creepy crawlies at bay.

Searching for ways to prevent insects from taking over your property? Read on to learn the reasons why cedar is nature’s answer to pest control.

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22 Mar 2020
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3 Diseases That Can Impact the Health of Cedar Hedges in Chilliwack

Keeping viruses at bay is a major concern these days. And while we are all taking the necessary preventative measures like frequent hand washing, coughing into our elbows, and social distancing, it might be a good time to consider the health of your cedars too.
Fantastically fragrant, hardy, and sturdy—it is easy to see why cedars are common landscape features across Chilliwack. But as resilient as they are, cedar trees are also susceptible to a host of ailments, some of which can quickly spread through your hedges, causing severe problems. Here are some of the common diseases that affect cedar hedges in Chilliwack and what you can do to protect them.