A hedge with your own hands: how to choose, plant and care?

Appointment and formation of a hedge

Nowadays, the formation of a hedge plays a significant role in the arrangement of garden plots, with their delimitation into zones and camouflage of buildings."Living walls" are quite versatile and can simultaneously serve as a backdrop for flowering herbaceous plants, and may themselves focus on themselves due to the high decorativeness of some crops used to create them. By means of a fence, also, there are created bosquets - spaces in the garden, bounded from all sides. Boscets are initially given the correct form, and comprehensive isolation is achieved through densely planted cropped plants.

The creation of a hedge is a fascinating, albeit quite painstaking. To begin with, you will have to decide on the choice of crops that will form the basis of your future garden boundaries. In doing so, it is necessary to take into account the desired height of the fence and decide what type of "green wall" suits you best, since there is a large number of forms and co


Arrangement of hedges for two types of

With all the variety, both the crops themselves and the forms attached to them, the hedge arrangement differs into two types - molded and unshaped.

Molded hedge is a traditional or classic type. How to create a hedge in this style? It is made of shrubs and trees, which form a rich crown, but are easy to be cut. Planting hedges of this direction is carried out from deciduous plants( hornbeam, beech, hawthorn) and evergreen conifers( holly, boxwood, yew).

Before making a hedge, decide on the shape that you wish to give to it, because the biological characteristics of the plants will directly affect the quality, that is, the density and the correctness of the specified outlines. For example, to choose a rectangular shape is rational for shade-tolerant tree species, and light-loving crops with such a molding can simply be bared from below, which will adversely affect the appearance of the fence. The best option is a trapezoidal shape or triangular, since in this case the lower tier of plants receives a sufficient amount of light. Beautiful and most natural round shape, but the haircut itself requires the experience and skill of the gardener.

What is made of a hedge of unshaped type

Often, many garden owners who want to fence themselves off from the outside world with a green wall, even straining the bushes and trees even strains. The question arises - how to plant a hedge, from which it is made, so that regular grooming, cutting, pruning( except for the removal of old branches and only very spoiling shoots) is not required?

As a rule, unpretentious in care and for this reason the most commonly used are shrubs such as: hawthorn, common lilac, aronia blackfruit, caragana tree, and others. But there is a small minus, all of them eventually disappear from the bottom. In order to mask the unfortunate lower plan, it is recommended to plant along the row of bushes of lower crops.

The main advantages of unshaped greenery, their decorativeness, lie just in their free and picturesque outlines. A bright element of the decorativeness of such hedges are the unusual shapes and colors of fruits, shoots and even bark.

The simplest example of how to plant a hedge of unshaped type is the union: the lilac and the spirea Bumalda. Both shrubs are distinguished by long, complementary flowering.

When organizing unshaped type, shrubs need to be placed on the sunny side, to achieve the greatest decorative effect.

How to grow a hedge

If there is enough space in the garden, preference can be given to such a natural kind of fencing as a hedge-growing hedge. Before growing a hedge in a free style, we select suitable plants for this option. Perfectly suitable: jasmine, viburnum, lilac, dog rose, mountain ash, cotoneaster, sea-buckthorn, Canadian igrake, Japanese quince, Japanese aikuba, honeysuckle, rhododendron, lemongrass, hydrangea, wagel, David's budlea and many other cultures.

Remember, no matter how much we like, all natural fences have a different purpose, which affects the width of the hedge, its appearance, height and the presence of additional participants in the composition. Formation and maintenance of these factors require constant care - some in less, others - more. All green fences should perform the decorative or protective function assigned to them, and this can not happen absolutely without your participation!