Quick hedge is an excellent design solution for any territory. A quick hedge makes the area more comfortable, hides it from unnecessary prying eyes, creates a harmonious atmosphere, allowing you to feel alone with nature, provides shading on a hot day, and also protects the area from road dust and noise, wind, etc. Of course, you can create a quick hedge on your own, but you need to know many different important nuances and be prepared for voluminous work. Creating a quick hedge and planting a quick hedge with your own hands is a grandiose and specific process, so the best solution would be to entrust the execution of these works to professionals.
But in any case, you must first decide what functions you expect from the quick hedge.
Quick hedge can serve as:
- a protective barrier from the wind,
- sound barrier,
- zoning territory element,
- barrier instead of the usual fence.
Planting a quick hedge is one of the main stages where proper soil preparation have a great importance in accordance with the characteristics of each plant.
Plants must be selected depending on the desired functions.
- A quick hedge of evergreen conifers will delight its owner throughout the year and, unlike a hedge of deciduous trees / shrubs, will also perform its functions during periods when the foliage is already fallen. Such quick hedges from evergreen conifers can be from different varieties of thuja, spruce, yew and cypress. A quick hedge from thuja is very popular. Properly made thuja planting is one of the secrets of a beautiful and evergreen quick hedge. Thujas are planted in pre-prepared trenches or pits in compliance with the optimal distance between them, depending on the size of the plants (usually from 1 to 5 m). But first you need to properly prepare the soil – thujas like the more acidic and humus-rich soil. When the thuja planting is completed, seedlings should be abundantly watered – about 14-16 liters of water per plant. Plant roots should be protected from heat and cold by pouring mulch (pine bark), peat or sawdust around the trunk. Care for hedges provides for regular watering, tillage and the use of fungicides to protect plants from pests. Correct and timely trimming of thuja will give not only aesthetic appeal, but also strengthen plant health, since this procedure is carried out for sanitary purposes. Trimming thuja is necessary in any case, so that the plants do not decrease immunity. However, for some species of thuja it is necessary to trim only once a year, in other cases, pruning of quick hedges should be carried out regularly.
- Do not forget the formula:
proper planting of thujas + proper care of quick hedges (including trimming of thujas) = beautiful quick hedges of thujas.
- A quick hedge of deciduous shrubs or deciduous trees perfectly performs its functions, in addition, it also provides a variety of color choices. You can choose plants with bright foliage or focus on their fragrant flowers (spirea, dogwood, barberry, alpine currant, privet, jasmine, mock orange, etc.). Deciduous quick hedges have wide color possibilities, as well as variations in height. In addition, it can vary the flowering time, so you can choose plants that will delight us with bright leaves in the fall. And in this case, it is also necessary to correctly create a quick hedge in accordance with the characteristics of the plants, as well as regularly care for the quick hedge.
- At the cut quick hedge, both height and width can be adjusted. Creating such a quick hedge requires more attention and more work, however, the result is worth it.
- Free-growing quick hedges grow larger and bloom more abundantly (depending on the variety). Such hedges fit very well in small properties.