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Artificial and natural boxwood hedges
Boxwood Hedges can be a good addition to a garden landscape, whilst artificial boxwood is an alternative to the natural version often at a reduced capital cost as well as lower maintenance. Below are some steps for helping plant or select different types of boxwoods.
To plant, dig a trench that is about 18 inches wide and 18 inches deep. Then, place your plants in the trench so that they are spaced evenly apart. After you have planted your hedge, water it well and mulch around the plants to help keep the roots moist.
Once the hedge has started to grow, it will need to trimming regularly to keep it looking neat and tidy. To do this, use sharp pruning shears and cut the hedges at an angle so that the top is narrower than the bottom to give it a nice, neat appearance.
 Maintaining a boxwood hedges
- Water regularly, especially during dry spells.
- Fertilize yearly in springtime.
- Prune as needed to maintain shape - this is usually every 2-3 years.
- Protect from winter weather damage by wrapping with burlap or applying an anti-desiccant spray.
- Aesthetic appeal: A well-maintained boxwood hedge can be a beautiful addition to a garden, instantly enhancing its curb appeal.
- Increased privacy: If you're looking for a way to increase the privacy of your outdoor space, a boxwood hedge can be an ideal solution.
- Protection from the elements: A hedge can provide your garden with protection from strong winds and harsh sunlight.
- Improved property value: A boxwood hedge can increase the value of your property. If you're thinking of selling your home in the future, a beautiful hedge can be a selling point.
 Selecting artificial boxwood hedges
When it comes to finding the best artificial boxwood hedges, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, it is important to find a material that looks and feels realistic. There are a lot of fake plants on the market that look cheap, so avoid these. Secondly, make sure the hedge is durable and will last for many years. Thirdly, easy installation and maintenance is important.
- Shop around. There are lots of different companies that sell artificial boxwood hedges, so it’s important to shop around and compare prices before making a purchase.
- Consider the size. Make sure to measure the area where you want to instal your hedge wall before ordering. This will ensure that you get the right size for your space.
- Choose the right colour. Most artificial boxwood hedges come in either green or white. If you want something that will blend in with your existing landscaping, go with green. If you want something that will really stand out, go with white.
- Ask about installation. Some companies offer installation services, so be sure to ask about this when you’re shopping around. It’s usually an additional fee.
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