If you tuned into ITV on Tuesday night you will have noticed the Love Your Garden team planting our beautiful Laurel Hedging. There are so many fantastic benefits of hedging that make it a much more viable option to fencing:
Hedges Vs. Fences
- Hedges are a lot more cost effective than bulk buying fences
- They require minimal maintenance and may never need replacing
- Dense hedges create a windbreak for the rest of the garden
- Hedging can reduce noise and absorb pollution in urban areas
- They offer privacy whilst also attracting wildlife
As Love Your Garden were working to a deadline, they opted for ‘instant’ hedging. However, it is far more cost-effective to plant younger, smaller hedging plants and care for them whilst they grow. Our Laurel Hedging starts from £1.71, and as you can see from Love Your Garden, they grow up to create a lush, dense hedge.
Laurel Hedging boasts many benefits. As a fast growing, evergreen hedging plant, it is particularly hardy and will flourish in pretty much all sites, including dry soils or shaded areas. It is fairly low maintenance and only needs pruning once a year in Spring or Summer. It can be pruned into a formal hedge, or kept slightly bushy for a more natural look.
When planting any hedging, we agree with Alan that it is very important to plant properly. We recommend Root Grow, which enables plants to extract nutrients and absorb moisture more efficiently.
If you’re interested in Hedging but looking for a different aesthetic, Alan also recommended Pyracantha Hedging Plants. They are an ideal intruder deterrent due to their spiny foliage, and there are three different varieties to choose from which produce, red, orange or yellow berries.
Alan and the team had a huge garden to work with on Tuesday’s show but these looks can still be achieved in smaller spaces. A great way to create a feature filled look in a smaller garden is to utilise your vertical space. Tall, narrow trees are an interesting way to frame the view of any garden. Alan used a beautiful combination of pink and white Crab Apple trees which offer year round interest from their flowers, fruit and autumn colour. Our sister site Ornamental Trees has a wide range of beautiful trees to choose from.
We hope you’re all enjoying the Love Your Garden series as much as we are! Just remember, there are Hedging options available to suit all budgets and gardens.
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