Grids, walls , walls and leaked elements are not always the best solution for those who need to close a space. When it is an external environment, the natural air is almost indispensable to the place, and therefore, the hedge this proposal.
The main advantages of the hedge
The hedge is beautiful and functional, so the landscaping area helps you better understand which one is best suited for your type of need. See now the main advantages of the hedge:
- Rapid growth;
- Simple maintenance;
- Security and privacy;
- Variety of options that fit any project.
And to make this task simpler, we've put together a comprehensive guide with important information about live fences:
Where to use the hedge?
1. To delimit an area
It is the ideal solution for not totally closing the vision of space. In this case look for small or more spaced shrubs to create this integration in the right measure!
2. In the landscaping
The hedge is a great resource for creating paths, letting landscaping take over your space. After all, there is nothing more beautiful than complementing the pagination of the floor with a touch of nature.
3. To hide unnecessary elements
Artifacts like hiding the air conditioning condenser or swimming pool motors can be a great solution to not ruin the look of the yard.
4. Greener, please!
One of the most used features is to bring privacy to the leisure area, especially for those who own a neighboring building. The purpose here is to avoid the prying eyes that end up depriving us in our own home!
5. Highlight architecture creatively
The facade is one of the most important points in architecture, and thinking about it, mixing raw elements with the simplicity of nature is a perfect option to balance the look. And look at the vertical gardens they get into this trend!
How to choose the hedge?
As it is a specific area in architecture the ideal is to consult a professional to guide you better in your choice. There are species for each type of proposal, some grow faster, others can damage your floor and the wall, for example.
If you want to insert this element in some environment, search for each species, taking into account the characteristics, sizes and growth time.
Fence and types of hedge
There are several types of live fences, but the main objective is to select the one that best meets your needs without abandoning the characteristics of the place, soil and region.
1. Love grabbing
For those who want a touch of color, such as white or pink flowers, you can bet on this species of live cerva. By containing flowers, consequently, spring is the best time to make your space colorful! It is woven into trusses or fence wires, forming a natural partition in space.
2. Close to springtime
This species is confused with the vine because of its voluminous form and the presence of long branches. It also has colorful flowers that can grace your backyard!
This is a traditional species for the hedge and has as main characteristic the green leaves that can form creative sculptures. The main advantage of it is its easy maintenance and the flexibility to fit in any type of space.
4. Tumbergia arbustiva
With oval leaves, small and in dark green color, this species also counts on blue flowers with the yellow kernel. By having this perfumed flowering, it attracts hummingbirds and butterflies in the surroundings.
Beautiful and flowering, the camellia can be planted in both trees and shrubs. Its presence of flowers enchant even more for those who want a very colorful corner!
6. Live mound of myrtle
It offers a protection due to its dense puffing raiment in the dark green color. The stem is woody and therefore has several branches that leave the space very private.
It features striking features such as branched and erect stem, rounded crown, bright leaves, flowers ranging from pink to white and super fragrant. It is versatile shrub that fits from a formal or informal hedge that can also be planted alone or in groups.
8. Samson of the field
Ideal for those who want a high and fast growing hedge. It can be well pruned if the intention is not to completely take the vision out of the area.
Bamboo is the ideal solution for anyone who wants a tall, dense, fast-growing living log. Its longer leaves leave the environment warm and relaxing, so they are well used in forests, in the Japanese garden and parks.
60 projects that use the hedge in the landscaping
To know how these species work in practice, check out 60 projects that use the hedge in various proposals, without taking the brightness of space:
Picture 1 - Of different heights to decorate the corridor.
Picture 2 - On the side of the ground to delimit the area of the building.
Picture 3 - Composition of different species to highlight the external circulation.
Picture 4 - The vertical garden can decorate any residential wall.
Picture 5 - And in the façades they confer more beauty.
Picture 6 - Give life to the residential walls!
Image 7 - Leave the most beautiful wall in direct contact with nature.
Picture 8 - The leaves and the trees create the tropical scenery and full of life for the space.
Image 9 - Further enhance the facade of the residence.
Image 10 - Create paths with live fences.
Image 11 - Ideal to maintain the privacy of the residents.
Image 12 - Solution to hide some constructive details.
Picture 13 - A touch of green to blend the woody tone and the blue of the pool.
Image 14 - The trees beyond the wall leave the area more private.
Picture 15 - Make a composition of several plants to have a florid and fun fence!
Picture 16 - Walls are not always good for small spaces, but coating with plants, the look is another making it much more cozy.
Picture 17 - In the more extensive wall, taller plants. While in the front, a partial lock with floor plans.
Picture 18 - The reduced size is ideal not to block the view of the landscape.
Image 19 - The leisure area requires a more elaborate landscape treatment.
Image 20 - Lower shrubs are ideal for locations near windows and balconies.
Image 21 - Separating the barbecue area from the rest of the leisure.
Picture 22 - A bit of flowers and a little green to keep the balance in space.
Image 23 - Straight lines dominate architecture and landscaping.
Picture 24 - Around the pool to delimit the wet and grassy area.
Image 25 - Skirting the building.
Picture 26 - The shrubs give more vivacity to the landscaping.
Image 27 - How about leaving the wall very striking with a gradient of species?
Image 28 - With inspiration from the French gardens.
Picture 29 - Residential balcony with hedge.
Image 30 - Interesting of the hedge is to insert color through the flowers.
Picture 31 - Add a touch of green to the facade of your home.
Image 32 - The social area should be well signposted with the help of landscaping.
Image 33 - Trees create these openings in a natural way.
Image 34 - With the buttonhole it is possible to create different formats of the foliage.
Picture 35 - Provide more privacy in the pool area.
Image 36 - Natural barrier without taking full view.
Image 37 - Enhance the small space even more!
Picture 38 - Fence for pool.
Image 39 - With the hedge dividing the two areas, the circulation happens naturally.
Image 40 - High species for privacy and security in the house.
Image 41 - Reinforce the movement of space.
Image 42 - Landscaping taking over urban space.
Picture 43 - Can be installed even in indoor pools.
Image 44 - Create small green corridors.
Image 45 - Leave the place more intimate with the hedge!
Image 46 - Terrace with hedge.
Picture 47 - Bamboo hedge.
Image 48 - Fence with flowers.
Picture 49 - Make a hedge with pots and plants.
Picture 50 - The green wall creates the perfect background for this scenery.
Picture 51 - Create different designs with plants.
Image 52 - As the pool is on a higher level, the solution was to cover the small wall that forms between these two spacings.
Picture 53 - Privacy in the right measure!
Image 54 - Higher, grouped leaves leave the space more clean and illuminated.
Image 55 - A good landscaping makes all the difference in space.
Image 56 - Mix of different prunings.
Image 57 - Fence with decorative function.
Image 58 - The enclosed wall is ideal for having more privacy in the pool.
Image 59 - Indoors, the hedge also gains functionality.
Image 60 - Make the hedge with the help of a trellis.
What is the price of the hedge?
The hedge is sold by seedlings that vary according to the species mentioned at the beginning of this article. As an example, we can mention Sansão do Campo with a cost of R $ 5.00, going through Camelia with R $ 70.00 and reaching the maximum with Bamboo in the amount of R $ 400.00.
The addition of materials for installation, labor and maintenance change according to the size of the plantation area. If you hire a landscaper this value increases but with the security of a beautiful and functional result for your outdoor area.
How to care for the hedge?
Each species has a specific maintenance, which includes pruning and replenishment of soil when necessary.
Already in the planting, put the plants in zigzag, because holes are created if they are completely aligned. Pruning can be done once a month (in winter with longer intervals, since the development is slower). Overall they all need a regular care to maintain their shape, amount of leaves and size. So remove the dead leaves and leaves periodically!
Be careful with excess water, which can dehydrate the plant. Once planted, soak once a day and after that period water three times a week.
Those that have fruits and flowers can not be pruned before their growth (spring). So stay tuned for this period so there are no future problems!