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hedges provide several additions to a home garden or landscape.
They can mark property lines, provide barriers for people and
animals, screen off unattractive views and act as a windbreak.
Landscape hedges are easy to maintain and can be planted in
nearly any climate. They are a great addition to any garden.
hedges are simply trees, bushes or shrubs that have been planted
in a row. They are planted close enough to allow them to spread
and grow together. There are generally two ways to grow hedges:
formal and informal. Formal hedges are pruned and trimmed
into a geometric shape, generally a rectangular wedge. Formal
hedges must be wider at the bottom, to allow sunlight to reach
to lower foliage.
hedges are not pruned to shape. They are allowed to grow into
whichever shape is natural. These types of landscape hedges,
while not requiring as much care, will only work in naturalistic
designs. Informal landscape hedges will not look attractive
in a garden that is highly manicured.
hedges are fun and easy to grow, and provide an attractive,
natural looking border. Many people use landscape hedges instead
of fences, because fences, especially chain link fences, can
look very unappealing to the eye. Landscape hedges, when enough
care is given, will provide years of shelter and enjoyment.