Hedge plants in your garden

Interested in some hedge plants to plant in your garden? There is a variety of hedge plants to choose from, so which one is perfect for your garden and why should you choose a hedge plant? Let me tell you.

A hedge is a boundary or fence formed by closely growing shrubs or bushes. The main purpose of a hedge is to provide privacy and screening to your garden.  However, they can also be used to create windbreaks, to reduce noise pollution or as part of a garden’s design. There are many different types of hedge plants to choose from, so which one is right for you and your garden?

Here are some things to consider when choosing a hedge plant:

  • What is the purpose of the hedge? Screening, privacy, windbreak, etc.
  • How big does the hedge need to be? This will determine the type of plant you need.
  • How much sun or shade does the area get? Some plants will do better in full sun while others prefer partial shade.
  • Is the soil well-drained or does it tend to stay wet?

Why should you grow a hedge?

There are multiple reasons as to why you should grow a hedge. Here are a few of them:

  • A hedge is cost efficient. Planting a hedge is easy, you won’t have any extra costs compared to building a fence or a wall
  • As said it provides wind protection. It calms the wind instead of directing it upwards.
  • Environmental benefits like reducing noise level.
  • Low maintenance, the don’t have to get painted for example.

 

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