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Plant Hedges For Privacy or For The Beauty Of Them Year Round



Living fences offer several benefits and add value to an existing property. Privacy hedges have several uses and can compliment a variety of landscapes, offer privacy, work as a windbreak and a sound barrier.

 


 



Map the Area: Take a detailed look at the area you wish to plant your living fence. Outline the basic length, width and height of this area. Fence height can be determined by variable factors, such as, existing electrical lines, telephone poles and the desired screening potentials. Property lines and available space can determine width.

Explore Hedge Options: Decide what your base desire for a living fence will be by the types of shrubs, hedges or tress you wish to use. Flowering shrubs and trees provide a colorful display in the spring, summer and fall but will not offer yearlong privacy; during the winter months, they will lose their leaves. Evergreen trees and shrubs will maintain an annual screen and can be chosen by varied growing heights and width. Some hedges will provide a complete privacy screen and can grow to several feet tall, while others can be maintained at variable heights. Hedges will also need various nutrients and growing conditions. It is best to identify what your growing zone is, considering the shrubs or trees you desire.

 

Hedges Planting Guide



Outline a Planting Guide: Once you have chosen the proper hedge or tree for your living fence, it is wise to measure and mark the area. For Example, once you have chosen the measured area, you can mark where each shrub will be placed with bright spray paint. This will allow you to keep the line of the shrubs true and a better idea of exactly how many shrubs to purchase.

Privacy hedges do make wonderful living fences and the varieties of shrubs, hedges, trees and bushes available can make your fence truly unique. Living fences compliment the landscape and provide privacy but also provide a natural element, which provides a green living environment.