Whether you prefer the neat and tidy lines of meticulously manicured hedges or a more natural look, shrub hedging does more than add to the curb appeal of your property. Hedging has many benefits for your landscaping that make it a worthwhile element of your property.
Beyond being an attractive feature in your yard, here are 4 ways shrub hedging keeps your landscaping healthy:
- Soil stabilizer – Shrub hedging can help prevent soil erosion around your property. Especially if you have any sloped areas of your lawn, strategically placed shrub hedging can anchor the soil and prevent erosion from rain and snow.
- Natural windbreaker – Shrub hedging can act as a line of defense against harsh winds. If you have a delicate garden on your property, hedges can help insulate your yard to keep your prized plants safe and healthy.
- Biodiversity supporter – Shrub hedging creates a haven for birds, butterflies, bees, and more. This is especially true when you choose native plant species because you’re promoting the natural biodiversity in the area while adding to your home’s curb appeal.
- Pest preventer – The right shrubs manicured in the right way can deter critters from your property. Thick, tall hedges grown to act as a natural fence around your property can keep pests from finding their way to your home.
In our years of experience, we have seen firsthand the benefits of routine shrub hedging on our customers’ properties. We recommend annual or semi-annual trimming to maintain optimal health for your shrubs into the future.
If you’re interested in adding shrub hedging around your property, give our team at Hudson Tree Services a call today. We’ll assess your lawn and work with you to select the right shrub hedging that will look great on your property while promoting a healthy home, lawn, and ecosystem.