If you are looking for a green boundary fence, you will soon end up with the beech hedge. This is not for nothing, because this hedge has a lot of advantages as a fence. In this article I will give you 5 reasons to replace your fence with the beech hedge now.
Many people are afraid that if they choose a green fence, they will see the neighbors garden in the winter. Quite logical, because most trees and plants lose their leaves in the fall. The beech hedge is hardy, which means that it also offers enough privacy in winter. Don’t be alarmed if the hedge turns brown in winter, this is part of the deal. Note: you should not confuse the beech hedge with the hornbeam. This does lose a large part of its leaves in the winter.
The beech hedge is a real fast grower. This is a great advantage. It means that you will soon have a full hedge. This allows you to create the privacy you wanted more quickly. On the other hand, it also means that you will have to prune the hedge from time to time. If you do not do this, the hedge will grow further into your garden and you will (unconsciously) give up part of your garden.
Easy to prune
Pruning the beech hedge should be done about twice a year. The best times to do this are in June and the end of August. The hedge is easy to cut back and you don’t have to do this very often. As a result, the hedge can also be used if you want a maintenance-friendly garden, so you still have some greenery in your garden.