Evergreen hedges are fast growing coniferous plants that are excellent in making beautiful hedges. Conifer hedges may be trimmed and pruned to make densely populated canopies that are excellent for use as property boundaries.
Reasons for Growing Conifer Hedges
Evergreen hedges are crucial in minimizing pollution as they absorb the toxins in industrialized environments. They not only minimize air pollution but also noise pollution as they act as walls to bar unnecessary noise from reaching the residential areas.
They are ideal for providing a serene atmosphere in both urban and suburban environments.
This type of hedging can contribute positively to human health as they offer a natural environment.
Hedging conifers such as the evergreen laurels offer excellent year-round canopy cover and privacy screening.
Benefits of Conifer Hedges
Laurel hedging conifers have ecological importance as they are capable of adapting to the environmental conditions. For instance, the northern conifer hedge has a downward shape of the drooping limbs that permits ice snow to drop easily and avoiding the branches from carrying all the weight.
Since conifer hedges are available in a number of foliage colour, starting with blue, green, yellow, red or bronze, they offer a beautiful scenery. Additionally, conifer hedges emit a distinct smelling resin, (that has a good scent) which helps to repel insects as well as fungi.
Things to Avoid When Trimming and Pruning Conifer Hedges
- Avoid trimming out old growth of the conifer
- Avoid pruning infected parts of the conifers, instead trim them below these regions.
- Avoid over trimming the conifers as this negatively affects their growth.
- Avoid subjecting these plants to dehydration and embrace continuous watering to rejuvenate the conifers
Tips for Trimming Conifer Hedges
Taking care of your conifer hedges by trimming them regularly is the secret to creating a tidy canopy that is of the right shape and height.
Always remember to begin trimming at the bottom of the hedge and progress upwards to ensure the trimmed branches and leaves drop and allow you to make a perfect shape.
At the top of the hedge, you may consider using a ladder to allow you to trim easily and comfortably. Also, remember to put your eye safety first by wearing clear plastic goggles.
Finally, after trimming your evergreen hedges fast growing, remember to collect your trimmings and put them in a compost bin, later you will use the compost to enrich the soil for your hedges.