For you who want to close a space, the hedge can be a great option. With it you can form a private barrier ensuring that the space is away from prying eyes.
Besides, beauty is a differentiator. A well ornate wall brings a uniqueness to the environment, transforming it, bringing harmony and peace to the open area of the house.
There are different types of hedgerows and each one has advantages and disadvantages. It is a great option for those who need to close a space, but want to decorate the environment. The ornamentation made possible by this type of wall is beautiful.
Image 01: Even on the facades of houses the hedge is majestic.
What is a hedge?
It is a wall formed by trees and shrubs, planted in a way that forms a barrier or a demarcation of an area, closing spaces and guaranteeing, for example, a separation from neighboring properties.
They offer protection and privacy, closing the environments and forming a containment and separation of the delimited areas. It is a practical way to make a wall, as the shrubs grow quickly enclosing the area in question.
Image 02: Overlay common fences with the viva.
The hedge is used to delimit an area, without completely obscuring the view. It’s a way of protecting the place, but without completely covering the space. Shrubs are widely used in this type of fence.
It is widely used in landscaping, aiming to beautify an area by complementing plants, vases or whatever the imagination fits. It’s a good way to beautify a garden.
Image 03: The hedge can also have a deconstructed appearance.
Fences can be used to hide garden parts and machinery, such as the pool motor. Thus the fence serves as a harmonizer of the environment in question.
The hedge guarantees the privacy of areas such as the swimming pool. Your neighbors won’t be able to see you and that way you avoid looking by providing a private place outside your house.
Image 04: Make your home’s landscaping even more beautiful.
Existing Types of Hedges
There are different types of fences. Also, they have various sizes each being used for a purpose. Let’s look at some of them:
Used as a lower space-delimiting fence, it measures up to 4 meters. Its flowering takes place in spring and bears its fruits in winter. It is a plant that resists well to the sun’s rays, besides having an exuberant beauty.
Image 05: The red tone stands out in the green.
Drop of gold
It is a plant used to demarcate spaces. It can be used in different temperatures in the country, adapting to hot and cold climates. It has a lime green color and is widely used in landscaping.
Image 06: The drop of gold can also give flowers at a certain time of year.
It is indicated to block the strongest winds, has dense leaves and is easy to repair. It is a living fence widely used in the demarcation of spaces, harmonizing the place.
Image 07: Surely you’ve come across this plant in several fences. Mainly from older houses.
Plant that can reach up to five meters in height, Buxinho must be pruned in several ways and is very practical, having several features, including the demarcation of spaces.
Image 08: Perfect for making well-styled models.
Dracaena’s hedge can be used to block wind and noise. The plant can reach up to six meters and adapts well to sunlight. With annual pruning, the shrub remains healthy and beautiful.
Image 09: The dracaena leaves an incredible visual appearance.
How to care
- Make a straight line marking where your fence will be;
- Choose which plant to use and buy sprouts from the plant;
- Remove weeds and plants from the line where the hedge will be;
- Plow the soil on the line where the plants will be;
- Put fertilizer in the soil where the shrubs will be;
- Plant the shoots;
- Place a two-inch hedge on the hedge line;
- Water the line until the earth and soil settle;
- Water the plants twice a week and a little more during the summer;
- Fertilize plants twice a year;
- Prune the bushes once a year;
- From three to five years the plants will have their full size.
You can water the hedge through a perforated hose that will drip the fence along its entire length. Look at the fence leaves to see if they need water. In the colder months it is possible to leave the plant without water.
If you need a fence before the hedge can develop, use a wire fence. That way you can delimit the space without damaging the vision. After the plants are developed, just remove the wire.
Image 10: Carry out pruning whenever necessary.
Advantages of the hedge
Among the advantages of using live fences, the delimitation of space in a harmonious and natural way is highlighted. It fits into the environment and with its green it makes a big difference in the outdoor area of the house.
It’s a much more practical way to make a wall. It is widely used in delimiting the neighbor’s area. With several meters the hedge adapts to the place and makes the area greener, more natural.
Image 11: Merge types of plants.
Unlike the concrete wall, the hedge brings beauty to the area. It is great for ornamentation, making the environment look fresh, bringing nature to beautify gardens and balconies.
Some plants used in the hedge can make a muffler sound. This way, the sounds from the street will not reach the fenced area, making the environment more conducive to family gatherings, parties and barbecues.
A hedge can also be a great option for those who want to keep the winds from falling into their garden. They are windbreaks and also prevent too much sunlight.
Image 12: Even if they are low fences, don’t miss one in your garden.
The plants used in living fences can have several uses, including decorating the environment. You can close walls with plants, use small shrubs around the area. Anyway, the possibilities are endless. Let’s see some decoration and ornamentation tips.
The Buxinho shrub can be used as garden borders. It looks very nice around the houses. It needs to be pruned regularly to maintain its regular shape. It is very nice when delimiting the pool area, for example.
Image 13: The cat’s claw vine is one of the most common models of hedgerows.
The shrubby Tumbergia known as the king’s cloak requires little care and is very practical. It grows up to 2.5 meters and looks beautiful when it displays its lilac flowers, which attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the environment.
The Murta hedge is a great option for those who need practicality and a high wall for more privacy. The property demarcation is beautiful with this plant that brings a homogeneous look with a beautiful green. With proper pruning and good conditions it grows to five meters.
Image 14: Those plants that cover pergolas can also help you on this journey.
Have you also a hedge
A hedge is a great choice for anyone who wants to demarcate their area, build a wall, or even decorate their environment. Many plants do not need regular pruning, which makes fence care practical.
In addition, they can contain the winds, reduce noise pollution, beautifying the environment, transforming it into a more harmonious and natural place. A hedge can completely change the leisure area, making it beautiful by surrounding a space such as the pool, for example.
Image 15: Go around walls.
The hedge is practical, cheap, and in a short time it shows all its beauty and splendor by surrounding a space, a house and wherever else you can imagine.
Image 16: Don’t forget to carry out periodic maintenance so that your fence is always beautiful and presentable.
Get inspired by these hedge models
Image 17: Roses are great options for this idea, as they have the ability to climb as they grow.
Image 18: Even on out of season days you come across branches.
Image 19: Waiting to see your flower fence.
Image 20: It will definitely be worth it.
Image 21: The jasmine milk also brings a beautiful result.
Image 22: Bet on climbing plants.
Image 23: They give life and leave the environment more stripped.
Image 24: Ipomoea rubric (Ipomoea horsfalliae) is a vine that leaves wonderful fences.
Image 25: Bamboo is also on the rise for use as a hedge.
Image 26: Even use green bamboo.
Image 27: Or he more mature.
Image 28: Fence installed at the bottom of a living bamboo garden.
Image 29: No matter its size, bamboo always looks perfect.
Image 30: Bet on customizing and making designs with the plant’s own trunk.
Image 31: As the plant grows, the effect becomes even more beautiful.
Image 32: So see more of this result.
Hedge with flowers
Image 33: Use flowering plants.
Image 34: Besides having an even more beautiful fence.
Image 35: You will attract different butterflies to your garden.
Image 36: Making everything even more beautiful to see.
Image 37: Place the bet of the mixes of tones.
Image 38: And look at the final result.
Image 39: Use tone on tone.
Picture 40: Or isolated flowering plants.
Image 41: Let the arcs form.
Image 42: And keep the beauty that a garden really deserves.
Image 43: See this beautiful idea with the scent myrtle.
Image 44: Bring the field connection into your home.
Image 45: Models with azaleas look amazing.
Image 46: Regardless of the format.
Image 47: A golden bell forsythia is also a great choice.
Image 48: Green with red is charming.
Image 49: But how about betting on roses?
Image 50: The cat’s claw is also an ornamental plant that looks great for a hedge.
Image 51: You can also mix plant types.
Image 52: The iota brings color and beauty to your garden.
Image 53: So look at this application on trails.
Image 54: Decorating with delphinium is unparalleled.
Image 55: Make a fence on top of low walls.
Image 56: Spring can also be used.
Image 57: See how it looks!
Image 58: Roses give a romantic air.
Image 59: See just one more idea.
Image 60: But how about betting on hydrangeas as flowers for your fence?
Image 61: It has an effect different from all the others.
Image 62: And there are several colors to get inspired!
The green is also beautiful
Image 63: Keep your garden clean.
Image 64: Use conical shapes to give your hedges breadth.
Image 65: But nothing prevents you from betting on straight models too.
Image 66: Make small rectangles.
Image 67: Let the plants grow naturally.
Image 68: Or create characters like this dragon.
Image 69: But remember to always be doing maintenance.
Image 70: Correct pruning is essential for the healthy development of the plant.
Image 71: Use specific equipment to trim your green fence.
Image 72: With the plant well cared for, you can give it any shape you like.
Image 73: The rest of the garden just complements the beauty of your hedge.
Image 74: Bamboo is a great alternative for those who want beauty, freshness and practicality for fences.
Image 75: For those who are in the fashion for cacti and succulents, how about this idea?
Image 76: There are several planting options that you can carry out.
Image 77: Another beautiful example with bamboos.
Image 78: Bring nature to the facade of your city house.
Image 79: Whether it’s a house in the country, in the city or in a condominium, the hedge is enchanting.
Image 80: And finally, we could not fail to show the famous sites or farms that adopt this type of fence for their facades.
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