Living hedges in the country or suburban area

How often do you have to observe suburban areas, fenced with a high blank fence, stone, metal or brick. The desire of the owners of the site to protect their property from outside penetration and prying eyes is understandable. But we constantly encounter an abundance of engineering structures in cities. And, having gone to nature, I really want to surround myself as a lot of greenery as possible. Therefore, the presence of such a massive security structure is not always acceptable. The most optimal option for fencing and protecting the site from various encroachments are hedges. And only on the owners of the site it depends on which planting material they choose, whether they will enclose the entire site in this way or only part of it, what effect they want to achieve. The advantage of hedges is that they combine functionality with aesthetics. That is, they both protect and give incredible aesthetic pleasure. And this applies to any plantings of various heights.

Hedges are art. Having planted the plants once, it will be necessary to make a sufficient amount of effort to achieve the desired shape, to allow the plant to form correctly, and in the future to constantly maintain its shape, not to run the fence, not to let everything take its course. Otherwise, she will grow as she pleases, until she finally takes an thrown, overgrown look. The perfect planting material for hedges is coniferous shrubs. They grow very well, taking the appearance of a dense, impenetrable wall. In addition, in the fall, when all the foliage turns yellow and flies, coniferous shrubs will continue to delight you with juicy greenery.

A large problem for sites is created by small animals that come from the forests to enjoy the crop grown. It is the coniferous hedge that will reliably defend your vegetable interests: in addition to density, it has needles that will be unpleasant for any forest rodent. Most often, thuja and juniper are used from coniferous plants.

Sometimes for hedges, creeping, climbing plants are used. This is more time-consuming, since for them it will be necessary to build a frame-asnov, according to which the plant will hang and for which it will cling. But on the other hand, the time and effort will pay off the story on the frame, since the trained plant can rise to any height, and also creates a fairly dense carpet when it fills the entire base over time. For example, a blackberry hedge will be so reliable that you will forget not only about forest guests, but also about your own neighbors.

If the protection of the site is less important to you, and, on the contrary, you need aesthetics and shade more, then you can plant deciduous tall trees around the perimeter. And if they grow very large, then it will be necessary to buy a chainsaw and periodically cut down unnecessary, strongly overgrown or wind-broken branches. Of course, large trees will not protect your site from prying eyes, but they will provide you with shade on any, even the hottest and sunny day.