Sometimes, passing by someone's garden or suburban area, we ask ourselves: “Why does the owner need so many new innovations and decorative elements? For example, does he really need a hedge when there is a fence near?”
Needed, even very much. Unless removing all this beauty and leaving, so to speak, bare fence walls, we will be able to please the eye with the same type of boards or metal construction. Yes, never.
The hedge has a number of advantages. And if they are properly assessed, then I’m sure that you will surely have a desire to decorate your piece of land with such uncomplicated plantings.
The benefits that gives us a hedge
The first advantage. Protect your site from prying eyes curious. Man, of course, is a social being, but don't you really want to retire quietly and relax on your beloved dacha. Yes, of course, I want, especially after a busy week. And then, having undermined strength, again into battle !!!
Such a fence not only carries a psychological meaning, but also prevents any inquisitive person from wanting to walk around other areas and country houses, to drop by, since your house will not be seen well if you choose high kinds of bush for the hedge. plants, for example. And when the landing is also prickly, there will be no need for a guard dog.
The second advantage. The hedge is beautiful. Everything will undoubtedly depend on the correct and level planting, on the selection of appropriate plant crops, and care will play a significant role, however, if you wish, you can bring such beauty on your site that you will envy yourself.
The third advantage. A hedge will cost you much cheaper than a fence that looks so elegant in appearance. But you can read more about the cost of it in another article on our website, which is called "The cost of a hedge".
The fourth advantage. The hedge represents a natural barrier from the wind, and in fact many cultures planted in our country houses do not like drafts. So the plus is obvious for your entire agriculture, so to speak.
The fifth advantage. Among the branching vegetation of the hedge there will be a shelter for both animals and insects, and this is a special microcosm of your site, which brings harmony and favors ecological balance.
The rules for planting hedges will largely depend on the species range of plants that you want to use, and the choice of the latter - on the semantic load that will be borne by planting.
Landing rules for hedges
The first rule. Make the right species selection of plants.
What plants are most often used in hedges?
Usually it is a yew or boxwood. However, pleasant in appearance, fast-growing and with a good smell lavender and rosemary, is also not new to the middle zone of our country.
In order to provide yourself with a high living fence, it is best to buy thuja or linden, you can use the yew.
For medium landings, hawthorn, yew berry, bird cherry, currant will be successful.
For very low - spirea and low-growing barberry.
A hedge can enclose the entire plot or create a naturally looking zoning.
Of course, you will need to take care of the plantings, and wait for the results of your work. If the plants are not fast growing, then it may take several years of waiting. But the result will be required.
Sometimes in order not to wait for a long time, the owners of the plots immediately acquire large plants. This is not quite the right approach. It is right and cheaper to use small plants no more than thirty centimeters in height. They quickly adapt to the new place and form, if desired, it will be easier for them to betray them.
On our website in the article "How to pick up shrubs for a hedge" you can learn more about how to conduct a selection of shrub plants for your site depending on the planting ideas.
The second rule. Analyze the landing plan.
Here you have decided that you will plant. It's fine. But in what order will you land, where should you place it? This is also not unimportant.
Some plants can be launched around the perimeter, while others can provide for zonal division of the entire area.
The third rule. Focus on the preparation of the soil.
This is important, because hedges will last you many years. Fertilizing every year is certainly good, but thorough soil preparation before planting will provide your plants with everything they need for a long time.
Preparing the soil means digging in time and carefully, fertilizing, and for some plant species it is also necessary to provide drainage from river pebbles or broken bricks.
When planting, the soil should be moist and treatable.
The fourth rule. Plant plants properly and in time. Everything will depend on the type and variety of accessories.
Most often, the landing is carried out in spring and autumn. Plants should have time to settle in a new place, and take root before the first frost.
If you choose between these two seasons, then it is best to prepare the soil in the fall, dig holes, and in the spring, if necessary, dig and plant the plants in the ground.
The depth of the pit should be up to fifty centimeters. It may be less or more, depending on what you are going to plant. The width is about sixty - seventy centimeters. Always be very careful about the root system. Try not to hurt her.
Very convenient ways of landing are: straight line and chess order. It is important to properly maintain the distance between rows and between plants in the same row. As a rule, the space from one culture to another should not be less than forty centimeters.
It still depends on how high you want to land. If the usual height of your plant is about two meters, then with a very close (up to thirty centimeters) arrangement of each other, your vegetation will be less brisk to grow and will be up to one and a half meters in height.
Of course, in order to shorten the landing, you can use trimming of the upper branches, which is very effective, since the side branches will give more shoots.
And if you have plans for decorative fencing, then you can not do without giving the appropriate form.
The hairstyle is done in autumn or spring.
After planting in the spring in the pits or tranches, the plants are covered with soil, as a rule, to such a level that the ground hides the root neck a couple of centimeters. Then trample the soil and produce watering.
You can water from the watering can under the root, and you can make a shallow ditch around the planting and fill it with water. If you do not resort to the second method, then when watering, so that the water does not flow away, from two sides before planting, make small mounds of earth.
In dry hot weather and watering is necessary appropriate. This is especially true of young just planted plants. First year care should be especially thorough. It is then, when the cultures will take root and take root, you can relax a little.
It is possible immediately before planting pruning the upper branches of seedlings. But do not overdo it. The plant should rise from the ground to a distance of thirty centimeters.
If you chose windproof plants, then plant them in one or two rows around the perimeter of the site. With such a landing, the distance between cultures in one row is at least two meters, and between rows to three to four meters. All of course depends on the activity of growth and the final size of your pets.
From landing to the border of the site, there should also be a distance of at least two meters, otherwise you will enter another territory, and this is not a joy for every neighbor.
It is important to remember feedings. Everything will depend on the soil on which you plant the plants and on what species are planted. Mineral fertilizers can be applied even in the autumn sometimes by carefully moving them with the soil. In the spring, all again to dig and plant your plants.
Watering can be carried out using liquid fertilizers. It is very convenient.
Before the winter season is to cover the soil around the trunk with dry leaves. This layer will serve as additional protection from frost.
Fifth rule To their work should be treated creatively.
Pick everything to your taste and remember the flowering periods. The garden in which flowering is provided in spring and summer will look very nice.
In the garden, such a wide scope for the work of your thoughts. The hedge is one of the elements on which you can develop a flight of fantasy. I mean the height of planting and the differences in plant density and color variations and giving your fence the corresponding interesting forms.
I wish you good luck and good summer mood all year round !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Especially for womeninahomeoffice.com - Julia