Realize the hedge or the flowerbed

<- Plants: selection and planting

Some basic rules

  • Evaluate the available space.
  • Choose at least 4 plant species: the best hedges are made up of different plants, looking at the available spaces.
  • Place the plants, preferably in early spring or autumn.
  • Dig in the planting site, removing all infesting herbs and roots.
  • The hole to put each plant must be about twice the clod, where are the roots of the plant just pulled out from the pot.
  • Plant the shrubs at a distance of at least 1 meter from each other. It is also possible to arrange them in multiple rows, in order to make the hedge look as natural as possible.
  • Fill the hole and dab firmly without compacting the soil.
  • Once planted, give the seedlings a good watering to compact the soil.

Shrubs to plant

  • Hawthorn
  • Blackthorn
  • Wild privet
  • Hazel
  • Rose hip or dog rose
  • Wild Blackberry
  • Holly
  • Viburnum
  • Honeysuckles
  • Buckthorn
  • Dogwood

Needed equipment

  • Gloves
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Garden hoe
  • Big hoe
  • Garden rake
  • Big rake
  • Spade
  • Shovel
  • Garden shovels
  • Watering cans or hose for irrigation
  • Seedlings shrubs
  • Pruning shears


During the first year, shrubs need to be watered more frequently, especially in summer. Keep in mind that this may change depending on the species planted and weather conditions.

Trimming consists in cutting dead branches damaged by winter.