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Garden hedging designs

Hedges are both decorative and functional, the provide shelter from the elements, they define boundaries and screen unsightly views.

SL Landscape are specialists in chelmsford garden hedging designs, Why put up a fence when you can plant a natural hedge screen with any of our many hedging plants that will reward you with colour, flowers, berries and wildlife.We supply both evergreen and deciduous hedges fresh from our nursery.

Hedges are usually planted to define property boundaries and provide privacy or to give shelter from prevailing winds.

Practical considerations
Choosing plants for a hedge can be made easier by giving some thought to the following:

Decide on the type of hedge e.g. evergreen, deciduous, flowering, formal or informal
Identify any specific requirements, such as height to be achieved and maintained
Take into account the soil conditions and situation. Choose plants that tolerate such sites
Check which hedges grow locally in similar situations and soil conditions
Consider the amount of annual maintenance it will need once established. The timing and frequency of pruning depends on the species and the general effect required
Native informal or semi-formal hedges will help attract wildlife, providing shelter and food
Evergreen or deciduous?
Evergreens make fine hedges and obviously the bonus is having shelter or privacy all year round. However, they do tend to take more maintenance and need to be pruned annually, ideally twice a year. Conifers are popular evergreen choices, but need to be pruned regularly as (with the exception of yew) neglected or overgrown conifer hedges cannot be restored.

Deciduous plants also make fine hedges, and indeed a beech hedge over winter holding onto its brown leaves is very pretty. You won’t get the same privacy with a deciduous hedge as you do with an evergreen. An advantage of a deciduous hedge is that it will filter wind in winter avoiding the damaging turbulence associated with dense evergreen hedges. They are more forgiving with pruning, and although they should be trimmed in late summer, if you miss a year or two they will respond well to renovation.

chelmsford garden hedging designs
chelmsford garden hedging designs
chelmsford garden hedging designs
For further information on chelmsford garden hedging designs give us a call today on 01376 785714 or fill out out contact form with your details and inquiries. A member of our team will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.