Recently, I purchased a pre-finished hedge as I love planting them. Simultaneously, from past days, I have been asked by many people “why you love hedges” I had many options for planting but why hedges? I personally believe, planting and maintaining a hedge is a bliss for you. I need hedges today, tomorrow, for my lifetime as they defend from the panic syndrome.
I love hedges because they provide shelter to my garden and my home as well. Thus, There are many benefits of having hedge-
1. Protection to small plants-
Tender plants need a support by a wall for their protection. In the absence of a wall, tall hedges acts like a wall and protects small and sensitive plants from foreign elements. Hedges can bear frost, but sensitive plants can’t. Tall Hedges also protects small plants from being frosted. If you are living in a windy area, plant a hedge near tender plants through which they couldn’t come in contact with a frost.
2. It Defines your Garden-
Hedges beautifully designs your garden in a very well manner. Small hedges looks very beautiful on the outlines of pathways, flower and herb beds. To give a hedge more good impact, try planting different colored hedges. When it comes to colorful hedges, Beech hedge of fagus sylvatica, Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea hedge looks quite elegant. You also try iceberg hedge in winters.
3. Promotes Screening-
Small hedges, low hedges hide the naked stems of rose bushes very effectively. If I talk about a tall hedge, they effectively promote screening and acts as a valuable privacy hedge. Hedges like Emerald Green Arborvitae hedge, Viburnum tinus hedge are good privacy hedges so that one can enjoy the desirable view. In winters, Holy hedges makes a great positive impact for screening.
4. Attracts Birds-
Green minded gardeners can plant those hedges which can ultimately invite birds. Planting fruit hedges can attract many birds, as a result, they would build nest roam around your garden. A chirping sound makes your moods refreshing all the time, brings positivity in you. You can also establish bird feeders and birdbaths within the hedge.
5. Invite Fresh Air-
The pork bush or spekboom, Portulacaria afra, which develops 3– 5m tall, assimilates carbon from the environment, making it the perfect eco-accommodating plant to use as a fence along a garage or on a verge.
Hedges are blissful to you. Look there are so many benefits of having a hedge. In case you don’t have a hedge or planning to purchase and install, then there are many hedges online you can go for and get instant privacy.