Using Natural Barriers As Fences Or Hedges

As a homeowner, it may be important to you to protect your privacy or make the boundaries of your property very clear. One option is a fence, but that that may not appeal to you for various reasons.  Besides a fence, there are other ways you can create barriers using natural elements that will make definitive boundaries while also bringing visual appeal. Using certain types of plants and trees can help you create a hedge or fence that will be cohesive with your overall landscaping plan.

Many South Carolina yards use hedges as a way to separate their property from the adjoining property. Living, green fences can provide beauty and privacy, two things that may be critical objectives as you are planning the design for your yard. When considering the use of plants for a fence or hedge, the following factors can help you choose the right one for your yard:

  • Choose a plant that can grow close together in order to create a solid wall of foliage once mature.
  • Ask your provider about buying already mature plants so that you can have privacy quickly.
  • Select plants that have a fast growth rate and will mature quickly.
  • Ask your landscape design team to help you select a plant that does not attract potentially harmful pests.
  • Know the amount of upkeep required for the plants that you select.
  • Choose a plant that can thrive in all seasons in South Carolina, from the summer heat to winter freezes.

Whether you choose flowering shrubs, trees or certain types of bushes to create your fence or hedge, it is important to know whether that plant can thrive in your yard and how it will look with your other landscaping choices.

At Pinestraw Place – Landscape Supply, we are here to help with all of your landscape design choices, down to the very last detail. Contact our office today to make an appointment with a member of our team. We are happy to discuss your landscaping goals and to help create a plan that is both functional and beautiful. 

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