Spring and Cedar Hedges
With the return of spring, we start feeling the motivation to go back outside and take care of our dear plants and trees. Obviously, the specimens who spent the harsh winter outside did not have it easy every day. That is why it’s important to take very good care of them as soon as the warmer weather shows up. Cedar trees are not an exception. Even though they are known for their resilience to our climate, a few basic needs have to be taken care of.
First, you have to know that calcium that has been spread out on the roads during winter make a very bad mix with your cedar trees foliage. In fact, when calcium touches the foliage, it tends to cause it to dry. As a result, you will notice a rusty shade on the affected foliage. Sadly, there is nothing we can do about the damaged foliage, but we can prevent the dryness to spread by watering the foliage generously as soon as the risk of freeze passes by. This will rinse off all traces of calcium left on the foliage and doing so will insure the longevity of the trees.
Of course, with the return of spring, we have to think about fertilization. Le Gars des Cedres has developed a special formula, especially made to fit the needs of the cedar trees according to the climate here in Quebec. The application of the synthetic fertilizer should be done three times in the season, namely mid-April, mid-May and mid-June. We should never spread out fertilizer after July first. Using those products after this date would cause issues when the time comes for the cedar tree to get ready for winter, risking its good health.
Finally, the advice from Le Gars des Cedres: When you apply fertilizer to your cedar trees hedges, you should cover it with soil or mulch for a better absorption.