The Many Advantages Of Hedging Plantsby Jasmin Jew SEO
Installing quality fencing to mark the boundaries around your home is commonly a big expense, especially if you have a large area.
For an economical and natural solution you could consider using hedging plants. These hedging plants, once established provide a fantastic windbreak, additional privacy, or security for your property. Plants can also be used effectively to mask off unsightly views or areas you do not want to overlook.
Plants can provide far more curb appeal to your property than a fence could.
There are lots of plants you can choose to form a hedge on your property. Choose evergreens that are well suited to your particular area for best results. Make sure you know what type of soil you are working with, as this will be an important factor in helping you to select the best plants for your project.
Some of the most popular evergreen plants used to form a hedge are yews, privet, boxwood, laurel and photinia.
Native to the UK and a popular choice for a boxed hedge is the yew which lends itself very well to being clipped. This plant can be grown almost anywhere which has good soil drainage.
Privet is another robust shrub. This is a fast growing shrub which will thrive in poor quality soil if necessary. If you are working with poor soil you will get the best results through preparing your planting area carefully at the start, adding nutrients to give your plants the best start.
Boxwood produces pretty little\attractive blooms throughout the spring and is the best choice for shady positions. It continues to grow for many years, offers good protection and is extremely hardy. A downside of boxwood is that it is an extremely slow grower.
For a brilliant windbreak, laurel is a good choice as it grows up to fifteen feet tall.
Photinia appeals to many with its rich red leaves turning green after spring.
Smaller plants are a handy choice for a small budget but they will take longer to establish. Larger plants often produce an immediate screen.
You could opt to do your planting yourself rather than hire a professional. It is a time consuming task which requires you to be strong enough to dig the required trenches, but it is fairly straightforward to do. Don't forget to water new plants regularly to begin with to avoid losing any.
For a more natural appearance, put a variety of different plants together. Use evergreen hedging plants as an attractive low cost alternative to expensive fencing.
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