Hedges in our outdoor area not only add beauty to the exterior space, but also plays various roles such as improving privacy, blocking wind and reducing noise. You can make the hedges the most attractive feature of your landscape by trimming the hedges to various sizes and shapes. If you are looking to create distinct sections in your garden, you can use low hedges or box hedges. Depending on your climate, space availability, garden style, etc., you need to select the hedging plants.
Varieties of hedging plants
You can get different varieties of hedging plants from your local nursery or you can get them delivered to your place through online nurseries. Hedging plants are usually hardy and can thrive even in bad weather conditions to certain extend. You can go for evergreen shrubs like Photinia Red Robin or Christmas berry and Fringe Flower or Loropetalum China Pink to add colour to your garden almost throughout the year. If you are looking for green hedges, you can opt for Leighton Green conifer or Leyland Cypress or Sweet Viburnum. These plants are also well suited as screening hedges. Contrast coloured hedges can increase the beauty of the garden. Red Barberry with bronze-purple leaves are most suited for this purpose.
Selecting the hedge plant
You need to select attractively coloured hedge plants which are easy to maintain and are resistant to diseases and pests for your garden. The plant should suit the climatic, soil and sunlight conditions in your garden. It is better to opt for plants which are slow growing or with moderate growth rate. You need to do frequent clipping or pruning when you opt for fast growing hedge plants. You need to consider the planting area available and the mature spread of the hedge plant to determine how many plants you will have to plant to form the hedge.