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DARREL KOEHLER: Hedges offer not only beauty, but privacy

Published 06/07/2009, Grand Forks Herald

While hedges may have dropped off in popularity, they still are a great landscaping tool as well as providing a living fence. This also is one type of fence you don’t have to worry about painting or repairing. A yearly or more frequent pruning will suffice. There are many woody plants that can be used to create attractive hedges or screens, adding both beauty and privacy. When planting a hedge, plants are spaced closer than normal so that they will grow together densely. Hedges can define a space in landscape or create a visual or physical barrier.

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