Monday, September 23, 2013

wondering about the garden

Oct 1st is next week. I'm not so worried about selling our house in Leimen. The renters move out this week. I'm thinking more about the garden and what I can do to improve it. We are having a gardener put in new grass (roll grass for instant effect). And we could put up a new fence, but I'm thinking about a hedge. The 30 year old hedge was cut down (it turns out by the neighbor not the renter). Why I do not know. But it looks really awful. But I'm thinking of replacing the hedge with a fast growing THUJA . And I don't know if the neighbor will like it, but it will be on my land. They never asked us if they could cut the hedge down. I thought it was our hedge, but I could not prove it. Anyway, I'm wondering if we should order a fence or a hedge this week. It will be our house again next week and we will have the freedom to renovate it, and show it. The renter has been very nice about letting us show the house, but they are moving and you don't want to bother them too much.


caring for the garden said...

Hedges are beautiful and a wonderful way to block a lot of "things" (noise, vision, wind, etc.), but they are not maintenance free, especially those that are fast growing.

If you do go this route, you may want to consider hiring a landscaper on a routine basis to do those chores that really need help, but may not be taken care of by a renter.

Shelley Stuewe said...

If the neighbors didn't like the hedge before, they might cut down the new hedge.
I would find out where your boundaries are and have a fence built, then if you want a hedge you can plant it on your side and the neighbors wouldn't have the legal right to cut it down.
They may have cut it down because it was too much work for them to keep it up.