Walking around the city, village or at the dacha, you can observe completely different fences and barriers. True, looking at ordinary fences, wooden or metal, is not a pleasure. A hedge is another matter. It will not only hide your yard from prying eyes, cover it from the wind, create a cozy shadow on a hot day, but also turn an ordinary fence into a fabulous, magical place. A beautiful and well-groomed hedge will become a real decoration, an item of luxury and pride.
Of course, this will require some work. Put your strength and soul into it, but it's worth it! So, where to start if you decide to get a green fence. First, decide what you want. After all, the choice of plants is huge.
5 m). These include conifers and some shrubs (various types of spruce, pines, thuja, juniper, etc.), deciduous trees and shrubs (sea buckthorn, maple, some types of hawthorn, etc.).
5 m high (vesicle, Amur barberry, black chokeberry, rose hips, alpine currants and many others).
Also decide whether the plants will cut or grow freely.
The main condition for a beautiful hedge is the selection of seedlings of the same age. So they will look about the same and no one will stand out from the row.
If these are deciduous plants, the age of the seedlings is 2-3 years, if conifers are 3-6 years. If you plan to plant in a shaded area, it is better to take older plants - 7-8 years old. In the shade, they grow very slowly, and more mature plants will immediately create the desired picture.
Before choosing a plant, specify the acidity of the soil where you will plant, as well as zoning and care features for this species.
Often a hedge only disguises the main fence, and you can choose the plants that will lean on it.
Important: if the fence is made of corrugated board, then it is necessary to make wooden shields for plant protection. Such a fence is very hot from the sun and nearby plants "burn".
There are single-row, two-row or three-row landing in a linear or staggered pattern ...
The distance between seedlings is determined based on the plant species. For your convenience, please refer to the drop off distance table. Low-growing bushes are planted at the rate of 2-3 plants per linear meter. It is better not to rely on the maximum potential of the plant, but to initially place the seedlings with a minimum indent.
Begin by carefully marking out the area.
Keep in mind that these are more often thorny plants, and place them so that it does not bother you. It is necessary to take into account the illumination of the place and the presence of groundwater. Next, dig one trench for all the seedlings. The depth is determined based on the root system of a tree or shrub, but not less than 70 cm. The roots should not be strongly bent or twisted.
Drainage (sand or small pebbles) is poured at the bottom.
Next, the plant is immersed in the trench right with the root cover. Carefully remove the cover, straighten the roots. It is necessary to send with an earthen mixture, a little compacted or warmed up. And cover with the remaining earth.
Leave the top layer loose. Make sure that the root collar is level with the ground, otherwise the roots will begin to rot. Water abundantly.
Deciduous varieties are planted in almost the same way, only an individual hole is dug for each plant. The depth of the hole is about 60 cm.
Drainage (expanded clay, small pebbles) or fertilizers are poured at the bottom.
For moisture-loving species such as willow, drainage is not needed. The roots are covered from above with a mixture of soil and fertilizers (Top dressing is chosen depending on the type of plants). They do not trample and are small. Water abundantly.
In the future, it is important to regularly and dosed watering in order to prevent the root systems. Watering young, newly planted hedges is more frequent than adults with soot.
For watering large and expensive plants, for the correct formation of a strong root system, it is necessary to use the water supply system to the root of the RWS plants, or drip hoses mounted within the boundaries of the root circle.
High-quality watering reduces the likelihood of mortality by 35%
Correct pruning of plants is equally important, by the way, free-growing hedges are also require pruning. For a friendly growth, a beautiful crown, regular care, feeding, pruning and watering is necessary.
But this is already the topic of our next article.
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