Caring Your Outdoor Garden Hedges

Caring Your Outdoor Garden Hedges

Hedges are an extremely attractive way of creating boundaries around a garden. They can also be planted to screen off a shed or garage or to create different areas within the garden. To keep them in good condition and preserve their aesthetic appeal, it is necessary trim them on a regular basis. If your hedges are young, it is wise to put effort into controlling their growth and keeping them compact. If you allow them to grow upward unimpeded, the lower branches may grow further apart than is desirable and unsightly gaps may appear toward the bottom portion. Instead, trim your hedges by about a third, after planting, and do the same after they’ve been growing for a year. By doing so, you encourage the type of dense growth most people find desirable. After the second year of growth, trim them in gradually decreasing amounts, until your garden hedges are as tall and wide as you desire.

Weeding is important for keeping hedges in tiptop shape. This is particularly important while they are still young and not very well established. Weeding helps to encourage the plants to grow and keeps them from having important nutrients and water stolen away. Feeding your garden hedges is also vital for keeping them healthy. Apply mulch yearly or use a good fertilizer. Be sure to read the instructions on the fertilizer package carefully, however, to prevent overfeeding.

Backyard Garden With Lounge Chairs And Hedges

If you have informal hedges, you may not have to trim them as often.

Backyard Garden With Lounge Chairs And Hedges

Backyard Lawn With Hedges

Not everyone has the space to plant a hedge. But planting any plant that supports wildlife is enormously important; creating a service station that will become part of a wildlife corridor facilitating wildlife movement.

Backyard Lawn With Hedges

Tall Green Garden Hedges

If you have hedges that are already well established, and you want a formal look, keep up with them by trimming in the early part of the summer or fall.

Tall Green Garden Hedges

Garden Backyard With Wooden Bench And Hedges

Well-maintained hedges can add beauty to the exterior of a home. They can also add privacy when planted around the boundaries of a property.

Garden Backyard With Wooden Bench And Hedges

Backyard Garden With Green Tall Hedges

There is a huge choice of hedging plants to choose from. They can be bought bare-rooted, container-grown or bald.

Backyard Garden With Green Tall Hedges

Formal Garden With Green Hedges

Formal hedges are regularly clipped into shape and their height and size are controlled by cutting.

Formal Garden With Green Hedges

Garden With Tall Hedges And Green Grasses

Informal hedges can be grown from almost any shrubs planted in a line and allowed to flower.

Garden With Tall Hedges And Green Grasses

Large Garden With Hedges

Berry or nut-bearing hedging can help attract wildlife and unlike fences hedges do not create frost pockets and they make very effective wind breaks.

Large Garden With Hedges
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