Hedges are a great way to add privacy, structure, and beauty to your garden. But with so many different types of hedging plants available, it can be difficult to know where to start.
It’s best to ask the right questions at the beginning to ensure you get the right hedging option for your garden.
Why Are You Planting a Hedge?
The purpose of your hedge will help you narrow down your choices. Do you want an all-year-round hedge for privacy? A quick-growing hedge to block out an unsightly view? A flowering hedge to attract wildlife? The reason for planting a hedge will determine what option you choose.
How Big Do You Want Your Hedge to Be?
It’s always best to consider how much space you have available and how tall you want your hedge to be. It’s sometimes easy to envisage how big a hedge will get when you first buy it! Homes with larger gardens may opt for a larger hedge, although this may look out of place in a smaller garden.
Where Will Your Hedge Grow?
Some hedging plants prefer full sun, while others can tolerate partial shade. If you’re planting your hedge in a shady spot, be sure to choose a plant that is suited to those conditions. Planting your hedge in the wrong
spot could lead to becoming unhealthy and even dying in extreme cases. If you’re ever unsure of where to plant your hedge, always talk to your supplier and they’ll be able to provide all the planting information.
What Type of Soil Will Your Hedge Grow In?
Some hedging plants prefer rich, loamy soil, while others can tolerate poor, sandy soil. If you’re not sure what type of soil you have, take a sample to your local nursery and they can help you choose the right plant.
How Much Time Will You Spend on Maintenance?
All hedging plants are different and some require more regular pruning than others. If you don’t have a lot of time to spend on maintenance, choose a plant that is low-maintenance.
How Quickly Would You Like Your Hedge to Grow?
If you’re impatient, you’ll want to choose a hedging plant that grows quickly. However, be aware that fast-growing plants often require more maintenance.
Think About Budgeting
Hedging plants can range in price from a few pounds to several hundred pounds. It’s important to factor in the cost of the plants, as well as the cost of planting and maintenance.
Hassett Plant Centre is Here to Help You Find The Best Hedge
We have a wide selection of hedging plants to choose from, and our experienced staff can help you find the perfect plant for your needs. We also offer a variety of planting and maintenance services to make sure your hedge looks its best for years to come.
Contact us today to learn more about our hedging plants and services.