Planting a English Laurel Hedge
We just had a 6' fence installed and the back of the fence is by a road.
The property is on a slope and the back of the fence is next to a road. We'd like to plant the hedge next to the fence so that it will grow taller than the fence eventually creating a screen.
This is our first time doing this so I wanted to ask some advice.
How far apart should we plant them?
Since it's being planted by a fence, do I need to leave room between the fence and he hedge in order to prune the back or will the fence being there be enough to take care of the back? If I need to leave room, how far away would you suggest planting them from the fence?
I've seen some people mention digging a trench as opposed to just holes in the ground, is this a better method?
Thank you for any help you can offer,