The hedge is an effective solution for decorating your site
Unfortunately, the hedge of various plants in the CIS countries is not as popular as in Europe. But after all, such plantations protect the home garden from dust and street noise.
A hedge can be grown from variousspecies of plants, but the most durable are those that consist of a cotoneaster, dog rose, chokeberry barley, sea buckthorn, hawthorn. All these shrubs are excellent tolerant pruning, which makes it possible to form hedges of all shapes and sizes. Another great advantage of using such plants is that they perform not only an aesthetic function, but will also bring tasty and healthy berries. Since birds like to nest in these plants, your site will be reliably protected by them from various pests.
The hedge is playing its decorative andprotective role only in the case of its proper organization and good care. Such planting of bushes and trees are multifunctional and very diverse. The hedge can be one-, two- and three-row, forming and not forming, grown from non-spongy or thorny plants. Prickly plants in planting reliably protect the site from penetration by strangers and various animals. For such hedges are used both deciduous and coniferous breeds, which can be both deciduous and evergreen. Plants choose, based on several rules: for hedges you need plants with small foliage, rapid growth of shoots; height of adult plants should be equal to the hedge height. Do not use plant species prone to intensive rooting, since in this case this is a negative property. As a rule, beautifully flowering bushes are used for non-cropping hedges, because when cutting, the overwhelming number of flowering shoots will be removed. When selecting plants should be guided by their resistance to local climatic conditions.
The hedge itself can be differentheight. So, trellises above 2 m are considered high plantings, medium ones are those that have a height of 1-2 m, and the lowest curbs reach 0.5-1 m. Tapestries are planted around the perimeter of the site and very rarely - inside it. They are two- and three-row. In such plantations, tuja pyramidal shape, junipers, which do not require regular haircuts, look great, because they themselves have an excellent shape. For spruce and use, and spruce, cedar, pine, larch, yew, thuja. The disadvantage of these hedges is the long growth of these plants. A full hedge in this case will be obtained only after a few years.
Along with conifers for tall trellisesuse birch, willow, poplar, hornbeam, beech, elm, maple, linden, chestnut, mountain ash, and viburnum. Medium-sized hedges are created from barberry, honeysuckle, irgi, spiraea, hydrangea, junipers, mahonia, lilac, dogrose, hawthorn, blackberry, barberry, thorn. Low-grown plantings are made from chubushnik, boxwood, almonds, mahogany pallidum, raspberry, currant, felted cherry, short spiroea, barberry ordinary, gooseberry, roses.The hedge is formed with the help of regularpruning, during which she is given the chosen form. In the first years pruning is performed 3-4 times a year, and then - once in 6 months. Before planting plants with the help of stakes and ropes, lines of plantings are marked. A trench of 0.5 m wide and deep in which the selected plants are planted is excavated along them. The number of tranches depends on the number of rows in the fence. Planting of plants is carried out taking into account the rules for planting specific species of shrubs and trees. The surface of the soil on which the plants are planted must be covered with ground cover materials to avoid drying, weathering and freezing.
A hedge of hawthorn can be createdeven an inexperienced gardener. This plant is beautiful throughout the growing season. All its types and varieties are very decorative and give tasty, healing berries. They are suitable for creating a thick, impenetrable hedge. Young plants (3-4 years old) are planted in the trenches in the spring. The distance between them is 0.5-1 m. First, the plants are watered once a week, and after their rooting - once every 2 weeks. The hedge is formed by regular pruning. Hawthorn is resistant to pests, diseases, drought and frost.