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Usage of Boxwood Hedging

In every practical sense, boxwood hedges serve the same purposes in a landscape as any other form of hedging: decoration, boundaries, and borders. Where they differ is in being more decorative and indicating that great care is taken of the garden, giving them a greater impact in terms of being impressive and attractive. This is why many people and businesses prefer them over the many other kinds of hedge that are available.


One catch to this kind of hedging, though, is in the amount of maintenance it requires. Regular skilled trimming is necessary in order to maintain its shape and prevent it from becoming shaggy and untidy, as well as to remove any leaves that are dead, damaged or otherwise liable to spoil the appearance.

If you feel able to get the shape right, then you can do this yourself - or delegate to an existing and suitably skilled staff member such as a grounds-keeper in the case of hedges located on business premises.

Alternatively, you can hire an independent contractor to come in occasionally and carry this out, which will take the hard work away from you and ensure a good standard of work but will of course be more expensive.

Real or Artificial

Artificial boxwood hedging is very hard to distinguish from the real thing even up close, so it makes a very practical alternative to the real thing. While natural hedges have more of a prestige factor, artificial ones entirely eliminate the above considerations of maintenance.

Choosing artificial hedges will also mean that your hedging does not consume water from the ground that could otherwise be used by other plants. As hedges can be large and use a lot of water, this can be a big advantage if you want other plants in close proximity.

For more information about boxwood hedging and advice on making good use of artificial hedges on your own land, please get in touch. Alternatively, take a look around our site, where we have made plenty of information readily available.