Bushes and shrubs can be a burglar's dream in providing cover for their activities. However, they can be made into a burglar's nightmare. The planting of a prickly hedge, such as firethorn, climbing rose or hawthorn, against existing fencing will act as a powerful deterrent.
Dundee, Angus (PRWEB) July 12, 2009
TurfandStuff.com, the UK's leading bulky garden products website is delighted to announce the launch of its new garden hedging range. Only the very best hedge plants are being offered at stunningly good value prices. Direct from the nursery, their range, including all the old favourites like Box and Laurel, is brought together beautifully in their wildlife hedge pack.
Launched nearly 5 years ago, turfandstuff.com, a predominantly web based supplier, have been constantly developing their product range. Feedback from their customers indicated that their products were being used pre dominantly in new houses. One of the identifying (and not overly pleasing) features of new housing schemes is the lack of hedging. Yes there is plenty of uniform fencing but just very little hedging.
Of course in the modern world, we are trying to encourage wildlife into our new developments. Hedging is one of the best ways of doing this. Not only does it provide all the nutrition, shelter and nesting sites that your feathered and furry friends require. It can also create "corridors" down which wild life can move, so allowing new wildlife species to colonise further into our residential areas.
As the RSPB state on their website: "Hedges are important features of the countryside, forming corridors between habitats along which wildlife can disperse. A native hedgerow is great for wildlife and contains hundreds of species, including those also found in woodland and meadows. In the last 50 years we have lost more than half our hedgerows, so planting one in your garden will really help wildlife."
The plants being sold by TurfandStuff range in sizes, depending on how fast you need your hedge to develop, and the size of your budget.
If you need a hedge, like yesterday, then you would choose Laurel or Leylandii. These species are evergreen and grow at a tremendous rate. Don't panic about the bad press for Leylandii, as long as it is pruned annually it can easily be kept in check. TurfandStuff have heard reports of Leylandii hedges providing very safe nesting and roosting points for birds.
If you really desire that formal look then box is the most popular. Although it is slow growing it will develop into a beautiful hedge. You can clip it very neatly and even into stunning topiary shapes. You can create hedges in whatever form your imagination can take you.
Hedging can also be very good for adding boundary security to your garden. If you plant some Hawthorn, Blackthorn or Dog Rose, you can be sure you won't get human invaders. However, even more importantly in some rural areas, these plants will also ensure you don't get your tender garden plants nibbled by hungry deer. These hedging plants will create totally impenetrable barriers.
As posted on the Derbyshire Constabulary website:
"Bushes and shrubs can be a burglar's dream in providing cover for their activities. However, they can be made into a burglar's nightmare. The planting of a prickly hedge, such as firethorn, climbing rose or hawthorn, against existing fencing will act as a powerful deterrent."
So whether you want animals, beauty or security, turfandstuff.com have a hedge plant to suit you you. Buy securely online and have the delivery men take the strain.