Haven’t got a clue when it comes to hedges? Planting a hedge on the Gold Coast requires proper preparation and planning if you want the best results.
A well-planted hedge will give your garden much-needed structure and texture. Whether you want a flowering hedge to beautify your garden or a formal hedge as a fence line, there are a few things you need to consider before getting your hands dirty…
Nobody wins when it comes to neighbourly tiffs. From boundary disputes right through to blocking out your neighbour’s view, hedges can create unexpected dramas down the track.
Here’s a couple of tips to avoid becoming the neighbour from hell when planting a hedge:
According to Gold Coast City Council regulations a fence is a structure, ditch or embankment, or a hedge or similar vegetative barrier, enclosing or bounding land.
Put simply, if you’re planting a hedge around your property’s boundaries it must adhere to the same council legislation as if you were installing a fence. Which means you can’t grow your hedge any higher than 2 metres above natural ground level without a permit.
When it comes to digging larger holes, you should always take a safety first approach. Call 1100 and get the all clear before you get the shovel or excavator out.
Just like any other plant, your hedge needs the sun to thrive. If you intend to plant your hedge near a house, fence or large object, you need to take into account how much sunlight it’s going to receive. Spend one day establishing when and where the shadows come across your garden. Hedges that don’t get enough sunlight will look more frail and take much longer to fill out.
Before deciding what type of hedge you will be planting, you need to know what you want. Do you want a formal hedge for a touch of class? A flowery hedge to match your colourful garden beds? Or a fuller hedge with plenty of foliage to fill your backyard? It’s all up to you! Give our friendly gardening team a call today if you’re stumped and need a little expert advice.
Here’s a couple of things to consider before handing your money over:
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