Plant hedge: enclosure of the garden hedge

What you need to consider when planting a hedge

If you have decided on the right plant species, you should now start with the preparations. Inquire in detail what your new needs hedge and whether they meet them. Not every species prefers sunbathing and dry soil. You also have to pay attention to the irrigation and the planting time. We'll clarify how and when your Plant hedge should.

Heck planting


  • Planting times of the hedge
  • Border distance to the neighbor
  • Plant hedge
  • Video tutorial plant hedge
  • Hedge at the current meter
  • Maintain hedge properly after planting (Video)

Planting times of the hedge

Hedges have different planting timethat depend on the seasons. Deciduous trees, such as dwarf lilac and lavender, are best planted in September or October. At this time the biggest heat is over and it rains more often. This allows new roots to form quickly before the first ground frost occurs. Evergreen deciduous shrubs, like rhododendron and boxwood, should be planted already in late summer. These trees need deep and strong roots to get through the winter without damage.

Border distance to the neighbor

The distance to the neighbor is required by law. If the landowner does not comply with this distance and does not plant the hedge in accordance with regulations, the neighbor may demand their elimination. The actual planting distance but is different in each state. Therefore, inform yourself in advance about the regional guidelines, so that it does not come to a neighborhood dispute.

Plant hedge

  • Before you start planting the hedge, stretch a string along its entire length and lift a hedge trench along this string in a straight line. The Heckengraben should be depending on the plant species, about 1 m wide and about 60 cm deep. The worse the ground is, the deeper you should dig.
  • Now you should prepare the earth for the years of use. First remove all surrounding weeds and then start to fertilize the soil. The most suitable is complete fertilizer or compost soil. The roots get better air, enough water and grow much faster.
  • Next, the hedge plants are placed in the middle of the trench. The planting distances vary and vary from species to variety. The larger the vigor and the actual end circumference, the less plants should be planted per meter of hedge.
  • The excavated soil can be mixed with a good plant substrate before filling. Now return the earth to the Heckengraben. The soil should be loose around the roots and should not be pressed too hard. Now water the plants sufficiently so that the earth can spread and close.
  • Look for good irrigation of the hedge all year round. Especially in the dry and hot days of summer, a hedge should get enough nutrients and water.

Hedge at the current meter

Not for everyone is the gardening a relaxing pastime. Many hobby gardeners see in the care and design of your property a tedious and annoying duty that you would like to push away from yourself. Thanks to sophisticated techniques and the latest developments, it is now also uninterested garden owners possible to own a well maintained and attractive property. Hedges are now available as pre-cultivated hedge modules, which are already ready to be purchased by specialized dealers. In just a few hours you have a high quality privacy in your garden, which decoratively appreciates your privacy. These evergreen hedges border your plot harmoniously from and even in hard to reach areas.

The individual elements are supplied in weatherproof trellises made of metal. The plants are already firmly rooted with the earth and can be used in special planters to be repotted. There is no prescribed planting time for these hedgerow modules. If the soil is frost-free, you can plant the hedge all year round. Already after the growing season are the trellis opaque and provide an attractive enclosure of your property.

Maintain hedge properly after planting (Video)

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