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Blank canvas, large semi rural site
 

Blank canvas, large semi rural site

We have a blank canvas site around new build house. Site is 50m wide by 80 m long. We don't want to cultivate back 30m at all (for now). Would you advise irregular shelter belt tree planting to section it off or go for a beech/hornbeam hedge right across 50m? I'd prefer general low maintenance mixed rural planting and then put efforts into vegetables growing, small borders etc. Would irregular tree planting provide enough of a boundary? In general I think many people struggle with large sites and planning for future maintenance on the gardener's, not the garden's terms! ed2017, , Co Galway Posted: 28/06/2017

MIxed tree planting is fine where there is an area to be filled, but a bit tall for sectioning space, as the trees and their roots use it up. A fence or hedge might be a better bet for the purpose.

 

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