What would we do without hedges in the garden? They not only fulfill aesthetic functions but also serve to differentiate spaces, create boundaries and divisions in the garden and even to cover areas that are untidy.

In addition, if the garden is in an open and clear area, they work as container walls, which can stop the wind.

Types of hedges

There is a wide variety of hedges that you can choose from according to your needs and their appearance. The kinds of hedges they vary in size and shape.

Within garden hedgesThere tall hedges and dense, which serve as a living fence or retaining wall that differentiates spaces. In general, these are evergreen species that allow the garden to be parceled out. In this case, the place where they will be planted must be carefully evaluated as they can generate long-range shaded spaces.


If you do not want to risk, then better try with the low hedges since they are low in height and although they also delimit areas, they fulfill an aesthetic function insofar as they delimit forms. They are ideal for classic gardens.

Between the types of hedgesthere are also informal hedgeswhich are freer and more natural versions since the idea is that they blend in with the surrounding landscape. If the idea is to create a space but not to delimit too much then this kind of hedge will be the best choice.

Uses of hedges

In addition to the functions mentioned, the hedges also serve to reduce noiseas is the case with urban gardens. They are also chosen for border roads and even to protect species weaker or more delicate.