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Beautify the garden with a hedge
The hedge is still the most popular privacy in the garden and thrilled with flowers or great foliage. But a hedge can do more – much more, it is a real jack of all trades!

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A hedge is a more durable and cheaper screening at the land border, it makes exciting a garden as well as a room divider and creates a cosy atmosphere on the terrace or on seats. Then a few passages in the hedge, archways or easily arranged hedges puts – already the spirit of discovery in a is piqued and you want to explore the garden.
Form hedge a form cut hedge is not just privacy, but a real design element in the garden.

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When hedges, a distinction is made between a regular cut shape cut hedge and a freely growing hedge loosely planted shrubs, usually flowering shrubs such as lilac or Forsythia. So a hedge is easy to clean and is thinned out only occasionally, so it is not outdated and flowering lazy. You need much more space than a Topiary hedge and is usually bare in winter.

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A free growing hedge consists of native shrubs such as Cornel, barberry, Blackthorn, quince, Wild Apple or rock PEAR, it’s perfect for natural gardens, because the trees provide birds and insects food and shelter.
Tip: Get a free growing hedge of bushes blooming in early summer (May/June) like E.g. spiraea shrubs (see photo) only bloom and cut in the summer as a cutting hedge of form of.
Flowering hedge hedge in the bloom quickly: free growing Hedges are although not so accurately shaped like shape cutting hedges, bloom for but lush. Photo: Thomas Raboga

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With a shape cut hedge, the trees are strictly geometric cut, in the form, so the hedge looks like a green wall and also best Visual protection. Cut hedges have the advantage that they occupy little space, which is an advantage especially in small gardens. The uniform green as a hedge can be used well as a contrasting backdrop to colorful flower beds and is ideal to divide the garden into individual rooms. When a cut hedge, the vigor of the trees and shrubs determines whether they be cut once or twice a year.

-Border distances note to the neighbors and vigor of plants
-participates in the neighbor might cost?
-bare root plants in the autumn
-embark on bare root plants in soil, if you can not just plant them
-a taut cord is used in the plants as ruler
Evergreen trees and shrubs for cutting hedges:

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up to 1 m: PRIVET ‘Atrovirens’, mahonia, spindle-tree
up to 2 m: Firethorn, cherry Laurel, yew, arborvitae
up to 4 m: spruce, Falsecypress, Holly, Juniper
Deciduous trees and shrubs for cutting hedges:

up to 1 m red barberry, barberry, dwarf PRIVET ‘Lodense’
up to 2 m: Alpine Berry, Forsythia, high barberry, Cornel
up to 4 m: Grove – Maple and beech, PRIVET, Hawthorn
Plants for low mount hedges:

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Evergreen: Teucrium, lavender, Rosemary
Summer Green: Blue Rue, little bride spiere, red dwarf barberry, ‘Atropurpurea Nana’ dwarf purple Willow ‘Nana’
low-the low hedge hedge is an ideal setting for beds in cottage gardens.

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Which plants you use depends on the purpose which the hedge is intended to achieve. A hedge of PRIVET, European beech and hornbeam, Forsythia is suitable as a summer green privacy. Yew, arborvitae, cherry Laurel, Firethorn and Ilex are open all year round-glance.
Each hedge required several years, until they reach their final height.

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Depending on the plant of the hedge grow faster, the more frequently they need to be cut also. Until the hedge is then large, you can manage this with temporary privacy with bamboo mats. For the trimming of paths and beds you choose slow-growing trees and shrubs such as boxwood, barberry, or Evergreen Honeysuckle for the hedge.

The best cutting date for hedges of shrubs is end of June. Hedging conifers and Thuja occidentalis forms one mid-July and then again in the fall. Applies but for all plants: ever more often cut is, the more beautiful shape.

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Too wide, too high and many gaps – if a hedge has come in the year, it is time for a radical rejuvenation cut, so that the hedge may start again. Some hedges can cut game but even after years and bring it back into form because the plants willingly re-emerging after a radical pruning. October and March is the best time to the rejuvenation of the hedge.
hedge – rejuvenate rejuvenate hedge: a pruner is indispensable for this.

Through the strong pruning, responded the hedge with many new shoots and can be kept after a regeneration cut significantly narrower than before, which is important especially in small gardens. The hedge is to remain permanently low trim very strongly back the tribes with the rejuvenation cut.

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Added: after the rejuvenation cut the hedge looks only once very sad and offers little privacy in the first year after the cut. The hedge closes faster than you think and is tight in the next summer.
hecken pflanzen vegetative hedge hedges also courageous restraint cuts loose put these plants: hornbeam, field Maple, beech, yew, PRIVET and Holly (from left to right).

Coniferous trees such as Thuja, Falsecypress, spruce or pine do not tolerate it. You take them back up in the old wood, the hedge that is mostly ruined. You can clip them regularly gently never deeper than the needle enough.
hedge – hedge of shrubs rejuvenating you can usually radically cut back and thus rejuvenate, with coniferous plants can’t except for yew.

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A hedge is planted in the spring or autumn. Then, you get also inexpensive bare root trees and shrubs in the trade. Container plants are more expensive, can be used but the whole year round.
Tip: If you can not immediately plant bare root hedging plants, take only these in the garden soil. To do this cut a Groove in the ground with a spade, loosely place the plants and cover the roots with Earth.