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Hedges vs Fencing

Hedge vs fencing

Why hedges are becoming the more popular option over fencing.

At Hedge Plants we take the time to grow hedges, so you don’t have to! That way you can choose to replace tired looking fences with instant, natural hedges. This gives your garden both privacy and ambiance.

Hedging can be used for homeowners who would like a garden with minimal maintenance (usually trimming/ pruning once per year) without adding harsh wooden borders. They also contribute to a healthy outdoor environment, providing oxygen and purifying the air.

Hedges are more than just a garden border, they can also add different sections to your garden landscape in a more aesthetical pleasing way.

With instant hedging you can enjoy all these benefits immediately.

Explore the benefits of Hedges vs Fencing:

Windbreak

One of the most popular reasons for choosing them is they are an effective windbreak. They allow some wind to pass through their foliage. Compared to a wooden fence where the pressure can be immense, often causing costly damage to repair.

Maintenance

While a hedge does require pruning, as well as watering when first planted, a fence will need resealing to keep its appearances. Hedges may require slightly more physical maintenance, but the cost of this is much less than replacing broken or damaged fences.

Appearance

For a more natural backdrop to your garden, a hedge is the best option. They help bring to life the other colours flowers and foliage against the background of solid green.

Security

Commonly it’s thought that fences offer the best protection of your property. However, there are a range of hedging available with thorns to keep trespassers away – even if they can scale a 6-foot fence!

Reduces Noise Pollution

Hedges are a great way to reduce the noisy from a nearby road or neighbouring properties.

Add Value

Many estate agents agree that a well-maintained hedge adds more value to a property than a fence. Meaning they are definitely a good investment!