Image from page 16 of "Beautify your yard" (1913)
Title: Beautify your yard
Publisher: West Grove, Pa. : Conard & Jones Co.
Contributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
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he Hedge. To make a good, satisfactory hedge, the groundshould be as well prepared as for the growth of shrubs or trees, and, in digging thetrench for the reception of plants, the top-soil should be kept separate from theclay or subsoil. Set the plants six to eight inches apart, filling in around the rootswith the top-soil, at the same time firming it down with the feet. After the plantsare set, long stable manure may be applied on top, which will answer as a mulch during dry weather, while stimulat-ing a vigorous growth. Somemuch prefer a double-rowhedge, and if such is desiredthe trench should be widerand the plants set alternatelyat six or eight inches apart,f orming,in a remarkably shorttime, an excellent hedge. The first requirement ofa good hedge, whether forbeauty or for a close screen,is numerous side branchesnear to the ground, and, at timeof transplanting, the plantsshould be cut back severelyto encourage the sprouting ofside growth, shortened downas low as to within six in-
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