Create a top level view on your shrub by marking two parallel traces (or curved if you would like a curved hedge) down the trail you need your hedge to cowl. You can use an inverted tip spray paint, or a can that lets you spray the other way up, to mark the road. If you might have a straight hedge, you would additionally drive wood stakes down into the soil each four or 5 ft and tie string round these to create a very visible define. The two traces must be the identical distance aside because the diameter of the shrubs’ containers, or the dimensions of every shrub’s root ball. This will permit you to visualize the hedge in your panorama and it provides you with a planting guideline so your hedge will comply with a straight (or uniformly curved) line.