5 benefits of the beech hedge

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.

Fast grower
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.

Hedgeplants Heijnen

When horticulturists or landscapers design a garden, based on the shape and location of the soil, they often look at the cover plants first. As one of the main compositional elements of a garden and in planning the further development of your garden design, the following questions often arise: “Where should hedge plants be? And the privacy of homeowners? Attracting a species of bird? special? A winter or deciduous hedge?

“Because a hedge plant is not just any plant. It plays a crucial role. Heijnen fully appreciates this, so our customers can choose from a wide range of hedgeplants Heijnen. Coniferous hedge plants, Taxus, boxwood or a beech hedge, we can supply it. Guaranteed, because we buy directly and on a large scale. This also gives our customers an added benefit.

Because they buy at very competitive prices and receive the highest quality. Win you win. The customer is happy and so are we. Assortment We have a wide variety of cover plants. In addition to the above, we also offer:

  • Prunus
  • LigustrumIlex
  • Photinia
  • And many more …


Whatever you need, we always deliver exactly what you ask for. In addition, many years of experience allow us to offer professional advice. Hedges Ready instant topping, grown in troughs, is gaining popularity with those looking for instant impact.

While there are other ways to get a good tall hedge pretty quickly (rooted hedge plants and even large potted plants), nothing quite compares to the fact that vacuum-grown instant hedges are already woven and trimmed on the sides and top. so that when it’s planted, it looks like it’s been there forever. This saves at least a couple of years on high-density planting of any other type of plant.

Creating height differences in your garden

Height difference in your garden is a good way to add dynamism to your garden. You can create a difference in height in different ways. Consider, for example, a raised terrace or a sitting pit. In this article I describe four ways to make height differences in your garden.

Sitting pit
A sitting pit is one of the ways to create height differences in your garden. With a sitting pit you literally make your terrace in a pit. This creates a cozy seat in your garden. You can choose to put separate benches in the pit, but it is also nice to process the benches in the stone. Do you also want to make a pit in your garden? Then there are two things you should definitely take into account. Before digging, don’t forget to file a KLIC report. This is a report that you must make before you start digging mechanically. In addition to the KLIC report, it is also important to take into account the drainage of the pit. This is important to prevent your sitting pit from turning into a pond after a while.

Raised terrace
If you opt for a lower terrace for the sitting pit, you can also opt for a raised terrace. You choose to make your terrace higher compared to the rest of your garden. In addition to creating dynamics in your garden, you also have a nice overview of your garden when you sit in your lounge set. To create a raised terrace you can use decking, but also stacking blocks, for example.

Prevent nuisance from pigeons in your garden

It is a great annoyance for many garden owners, pigeon nuisance. Not only the physical presence of the pigeon itself is a nuisance. No, it is mainly what the pigeon entails. Nests with possible diseases and contamination from excrement. Pigeon droppings have a caustic effect and can cause permanent damage to garden furniture, car or the house itself. Now a single pigeon does not seem so bad, but a pigeon is stable and keeps coming back to its favorite spots. No matter how often you run after it with the broom. Because Dutch legislation protects most pigeon species, the solutions to get rid of pigeon nuisance are few. We asked Avonda Fauna Management for some DIY tips to prevent pigeon nuisance.

How do you prevent nuisance caused by pigeons?
The forms of pigeon nuisance are different. From a pooped facade to diseases that the animals carry. Broadly speaking, the different nuisance forms correspond, so that we can give a number of general tips so that you can prevent them from visiting your garden. A pigeon returns when a spot is comfortable. The tips below respond to making places where pigeons can sit as uncomfortable as possible. In this way, the pigeons do not come into your garden, but seek refuge in someone else’s.

Reflection / Mirrors
By reflecting light with, for example, mirrors or even CDs, pigeons are startled during their landing by a possible danger (the reflection of the light). As a result, they often choose a different, safer place.
A slightly more expensive approach is to install the so-called “Bird Free Gel”. This is a container that can be placed on the fence. To the birds, the gel looks like fire and they won’t want to land near it.