Cedar Hedges & Adjacent Grass

Hi there, over the last few years I have been unintentionally neglecting my cedar hedges. They have grown to be quite tall and I would like to trim their height, as well as give them a haircut all around so…

Pruning Overgrown Globe Cedar

We have some overgrown globe cedars that need pruning badly.  They are currently blocking our front door and we are worried about security.  Any ideas on how we can cut these back.  We are in Western Canada, zone 4A. See…

Browning on Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Hi there….we had a dwarf hinoki cypress in a pot all summer, waiting for the spot to plant. Finally we planted it at the front of the house in a NE exposure. Gets afternoon sun. we are Zone 6B. The…

Yew or Beech for Hedging?

Good morning, I want to plant a hedge under the dining room window to provide some screening (pic included): Target final height 7′ / 8′ Bed width 2′-6″ Total length 14′ Drip line for watering N exposure, top soil, 2-3…

Lollipop-Style Mid Size Evergreen for Back yard

Anything you can suggest for evergreen with lollipop shape of 2 m bare trunk at the bottom and 4 -6 m max mature height in full sun, clay soil, rather dry. Probably one of the pines fits this description, but…

Browning of Transplanted Cedars

I have just read your reply to the gardener who planted 200 cedars, now turning brown in which you mention overwatering causing root rot and wonder if I have committed the same error. I planted 6 7′ cedars in a…

Globe Blue Spruce with Brown Needles

I have a globe blue spruce on which the needles have begun turning brown. It looked very healthy earlier in the spring. It is in a garden facing north that has quite heavy clay soil. It is about three years…

Sudden Infestation of a Blue Spruce

Hello, we have two dwarf blue spruce plants in our front yard and our neighbour has a very similar plant that she says is a “tree” rather than a dwarf – I’m not sure of the differences, but hers when…

Trimming an over grown globe cedar

I have a globe cedar in my front yard. It was planted six years ago. At that time I was told that I was already 5 year old by the land scraper. Over the years my husband trimmed it a…