Hedge planting - how does it work?
Hedge planting - details
Green hedge is a growing natural fence made from plants, but is not as stable as a stone or wooden wall. Green hedgeis the garden’s natural hedge, but can also be used inside the garden for various decorative purposes. A sufficiently high and dense hedge provides privacy and protection from wind and noise, and also creates a favorable microclimate, thus enhancing the comfort of your green living room.
Forming a green hedge is a difficult and time-consuming process.
From planting to plant care, this task should be done by a professional gardener with the appropriate knowledge and skills. MastersMine will help you choose the right specialist.
One of the fundamental aims when creating a dense green hedge is to prevent plants from growing too quickly after planting.
Only regular and frequent pruning at the beginning will ensure good branching in the inner and lower areas of the hedge. If the shoots of the planted hedge are not cut off, then the growth of the branches will be in the direction of height, not width. This will be very difficult to correct later.
Green hedges made from lianas or other trees with vertical crowns can also serve as a natural barrier and afford reliable protection of your privacy.
Often, clients want a green hedge to grow as quickly as possible to provide a fencing function within a short time. Many factors affect the growth rate of green hedge: climatic conditions, nutrients, watering, soil condition, etc. However, it should always be remembered that fast-growing hedges need pruning more often than slow-growing plants.
Pruning at least twice a year is necessary to obtain dense green hedges made from deciduous varieties. Caring for coniferous hedges is not so difficult. Conifers сan be pruned once a year.
Suitable plants for fast-growing green hedges
- Abelia (Abelia)
- Arbutus ordinary (Arbutus unedo)
- Common privet (Ligustrum vulgare)
- Weigela (Weigela)
- Common hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
- Viburnum tinus (Viburnum tinus)
- Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster)
- Cypress (Cuprassus)
- Leyland's cypress (Cupressocyparis Leylandii)
- Lawson's cypress (ChamaecyparisLawsoniana)
- Colquitia (Kolkwítzia)
- Laurel noble (Laurus nobilis)
- Medicinal cherry-laurel(Prunus laurocerasus)
- Oleaster (Elaeagnus)
- Oleaster Ebbinga Limelight (Elaeagnus ebbingei Limelight)
- Oleander (Nerium)
- Common lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
- Pittospore (Pittosporum)
- Giant arborvitae (Thuja plicata)
- Forsythia (Forsythia)
- Photinia (Photinia)