Ecological by nature, vegetable fences bring greenery to the dwelling, in the continuity of the existing garden or to decorate it if it is small. Very popular in recent years, it is developing more and more in different forms. Description of vegetable fences.
The different types of plant fencing
Traditional or contemporary, vegetable fences meet a growing need of owners wanting to surround themselves with more greenery near their homes. From this observation, different models of vegetable fences:
- The natural hedge: Traditional way of delimiting the space, this one consists of trees and shrubs. Of a single essence, it can also be of several different species, then called free hedge;
- The green fence: More contemporary, it is of two kinds. There is a vegetated fence made up of climbing plants with a hold on the ground and developing on a support such as a fence. The second is a green wall where plants grow above ground and upright, in a panel made of plant moss;
- The artificial hedge: Reproducing a natural appearance, it is made of PVC or polyethylene, marketed in rolls, whose height varies between 1 and 2 meters, and the length between 2 and 3 meters.
The benefits and limits of plant fence
Depending on its type, the plant fence has different advantages and disadvantages.
Natural plant fences bring without question an aestheticism ecological to the dwelling. Nevertheless, depending on the species that compose it, they are subject to the rhythm of the seasons, and require regular maintenance more or less consistent. Regarding the green panel, it also has advantages in terms of sound insulation.
Conversely, artificial hedges are less restrictive since they require neither watering nor size. They are also relatively affordable, with prices starting around 20 euros per roll, available in DIY superstores. Their ecological and natural interest is however limited.
Plant fence installation
Here again, the creation of a plant fence depends on the nature of the desired installation.
For a natural hedge or a vegetated fence, it is possible to do it yourself or to call on a garden specialist, the latter solution is also recommended for a sustainable result. Indeed, the professional can be advised in the choice of adapted plants. In addition, he has the equipment and materials required.
Concerning the artificial hedge, this one is very simple to mount oneself, according to the same rules as the canisse fences.