Some people struggle to understand that their new hedge is a living product and as such needs water to survive. It will take a year or two for the roots of your new hedge to go down deep enough to find their own water and be self sufficient and so it is vital that your newly planted hedge be watered in its first year or two after planting, and sometimes longer depending on your soil type, hedge variety and, of course, the weather.
Watering is much more complicated than simply going out occasionally and watering your plants with a watering can or with your thumb over the end of a hosepipe. If it is not carried out correctly, the water will not reach the bottom of the roots of your hedge and you may as well have not bothered trying. Planting a new hedge can be a big investment, so make sure that it is watered properly to give it the best chance of flourishing.
Download and read our guide on how to water your new hedge by clicking here which is a must read for anyone considering planting a new hedge and should be referred to both before and after planting. It offers useful advice on the best way to water your new hedge and what to think about.