PLEASE help with customers Indian Hawthorn bushes

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by nlowplacez, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. nlowplacez

    nlowplacez LawnSite Member
    from West TX
    Posts: 32

    I'm trying to help the sweetest old lady in the world, as I may have messed up her hedges. She told me she wanted them trimmed down to her bottom window sill, so I took off like 6 inches to a foot from the top of the hedges, which seemed like way too much, and I still wasn't close to the window sill. The hedges were now barren and not fully lush and green with a lot of visible branches and whatnot. But we both thought after a while the leaves will come in and fill her back out. Now a week or two later the leaves on top are browning and it doesnt seem to be filling in. I read before i did this that the Ind. hawthorns were super strong and pretty much resistant to anything, so i didn't imagine i could have a problem like this . is there anything I can do to revitalize the hedges, or am going to be paying for a reinstall. thanks in advance, and PLEASE help
  2. BCLawns

    BCLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    give it some more time and make sure they are getting enough water (not too much)
  3. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,899

    Drape some shade cloth over them to prevent sunburn on exposed branches. Some extra water would probably also help. When you see some new buds swelling fertilize them lightly.
  4. Southern Elegance

    Southern Elegance LawnSite Member
    Posts: 241

    superthrieve works wonders

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