Evergreen natural fence

Evergreen natural fence

 If you want to surround your garden without using the wooden fence or wire mesh, then we propose a suitable solution – plant a green tree fence. Among the evergreen shrubs, the most commonly used for the execution of a live fence are: thuja, juniperus, cypress, ligustrum, laurel, buxus.

You can plant the evergreen fence immediately after your plants have been delivered. Make a pit 60-80 cm deep and improve soil with compost. Keep the shrubs in the water for one hour before planting. Distribute the living fence in the hole made: about 5 plants per 4.5 meters. The fence will be almost a meter wide. The root tips should be at ground level in the garden (taking into account that some of the soil will sink). Fill with soil and water abundantly until it looks marshy.

Maintenance is not problematic. The green fence will request regular irrigation in the first year. Afterwards it will only be wet during the dry periods. Over winter, the base of compost and garden fertilizer stems is covered.

The everlasting green hedge must be trimmed twice a year to maintain its shape and prevent unwanted spreading. The right time for cutting is from early to mid June. Cut the hedge wider and more often at the base, but narrower and rarer toward the tip. If you prefer a straight cut, then tie a rope over the living fence for reference and trim again in the near winter.

An eternal green fence will keep its decorative appearance throughout the year.