Hedges: Soap bad for cedar hedge?

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  1. nelos

    nelos New Member

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    Hello,

    I just purchased a new home in southern BC and we have a large hedge of cedars lining the back yard. The Cedars are maybe 12 ft tall. The yard slopes from right to left and we've noticed the cedars at the lower edge are dying. After taking a better look I've noticed the neighbour behind us has placed Irish Spring soap bars in stockings every 6 feet to deter deer from eating the hedge. Would this soap be leaching out and flowing to the lower trees and causing them to die? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

    ps I attached a couple photo's of the hedge.
     

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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Maybe not enough water last year ? Wouldn't think the soap would harm them.
     
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    Any suggestions for fertilizers that work well with cedars? Other options? We're really wanting to save as much of hedge as possible.
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    A bark mulch, kept away from the trunks would have been good. I'm afraid it is too late for some of the trees though, they appear to be dead if my eyes aren't deceiving me. I don't know if they will put out new growth from the trunks. Sorry to say.
     

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