A hedge is a dream of most gardeners. Our pace of life keeps getting faster and not everyone has patience to spend years waiting for a beautiful, thick hedge. There are ways around it, though.
Why we set up hedges
The hedge is one of the oldest gardening inventions. It may not only be used to mark the borders of a Property, but it’s also great at organizing green spaces. Taller or shorter living walls divide garden interiors, serve as a background for a beautiful decoration or a flowerbed, plus they are effective at covering unattractive views behind the fence or on the Property. They are irreplaceable in all places with not enough room to plant large trees, such as miniature allotment gardens. Last but not least, unlike stone walls, they provide us with oxygen and build a beneficial micro-climate in the garden, reducing the urban woes, dust, pollution and noise.
A finished hedge in one day
There are ready-made hedges available in carton boxes. This is an innovative solution. That way we don’t have to wait a few years for the hedge to grow on its own anymore. It’s a perfect way to make the garden prettier for those in rush or needing quick results for celebrations they plan.
An Instant hedge
Instant hedge sections, the so-called modules, are about 2 m tall and are sold in boxes about one meter long. Prior to that, the plants are maintained in a school for many seasons, shaped, fertilized and watered. Once thick enough, they are ready for moving. Once we pick the species suiting our needs, all we have to do is dig a ditch with some spare space on either side and deeper than a box, dump a layer of good gardening soil on the bottom, place the hedge section, cover the ditch, water it well and… done! During the first year from planting, the hedge shouldn’t be fertilized.
An Instant module located in spacious boxes on the terrace might become a curtain of a sort – this is where vines suspended on special nets will come in handy.
A hedge – what instead of thuja?
The already a little boring thuja hedges might be successfully replaced with multiple other species that will add color and diversity to gardens. Leafy bushes will be useful in difficult urban conditions, as plants that shed leaves for winter suffer less from exhaust gases and communication pollutions.