Buying a hedge can have numerous benefits. So why buy a hedge?
Cost is one of the first reasons which springs to mind. Boundary fences have to be replaced and are susceptible to rot and wind damage. Contractors are also expensive and with rising costs and inflation booming, a long living hedge is becoming increasingly appealing.
Another reason for buying a hedge is that it is much softer look than a classic boundary fence. Suppling wildlife benefits and attracting wild birds to your garden. I personally find watching something that you have planted increasingly satisfying.
Hedging can also be used to segregate gardens into sections, supplying a barrier between one section. These can be small garden edges or with larger hedging plants it can lure a curious eye, making you want to explore what is behind it.
Last and not least, let us not forget those nosy and noisy neighbours. Neighbourly relations have been supporting the nursery industry for years. A hedge has various benefits. Providing it is not reducing light levels to your neighbours house it can be over 6ft tall; whereas a fence is limited to 6ft without planning permission. This could potentially obscure their view of your garden or stop people peering through your windows.
Not only this but a hedge is much thicker than a fence and can significantly reduce noise levels. Certain hedges such as Cherry Laurel have leathery leaves which have a tendency to reflect the sound. This means you or your neighbour can be much noisier without the other complaining.