Irrigating your hedge:
- For best results, it is recommended during the first four weeks after installation of a cedar hedge, to water it frequently. The base should remain moist during the first month, but not soggy. It is also advisable to water 1 hour every 2 night with a garden soaker hose set to ¾ of your maximum water flow. Watering in the evening and at the base of cedar minimizes the amount of water used, less waste, less evaporation and maximizes the absorption by the roots.
- The irrigation time may differ depending on the composition of the soil, the depth of the trench, the leveling of the soil, temperature and water pressure. Moreover, it is not advisable to water on rainy days: excess water and humidity would harm the development of your hedge, it will rot the roots and kill your cedars. The best way to estimate the run time is to irrigate ¾ of your maximum pressure for one hour in the evening. The next morning, if your soil is wetted, you must decrease the watering time. If it is dry, you should water longer. If it’s wet your ok.