• July 21, 2024

Hedge plants in the garden

Have you just moved, do you want a new garden design or does your existing hedge need to be replaced? If you are going to buy a new hedge, it is wise to make a number of choices. A hedge is simply a part of your garden that has grown in such a way after a few years that it is better to choose the right one right away. There are a number of things you should take into account.

The soil type
Some hedge plants make relatively few demands on the soil. This applies, for example, to the privet and the hornbeam. Most hedge plants that do well in our climate require a humus-rich soil that is well-drained. There are also some that prefer a drier sandy soil. Examples include the Japanese larch, the Japanese holly, the barberry and the green beech. If you have a garden with moist clay soil, dogwood, winter linden and barberry are good options.

The environment (especially the coast)
Living on the coast is of course wonderful if you love the sea. It is really regularly forgotten that the wind there contains relatively much more salt than elsewhere in the country. Many hanging plants are not very resistant to the sea breeze, and you can immediately tell by the leaves on the Japanese holly or yew. Hedge plants that are more resistant to this can be chosen from the conifer, the olive willow or the barberry.

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