I want to share my experience of getting a laurel hedge for my garden. I leave at a cost, so I needed a seaside hedge that is suitable for these conditions. Not all people know that strong wind and salt are not ideal conditions for most plants. I found the right one pretty quickly on LaurelHedging and it was a hardy evergreen laurel hedge. Cherry laurel grows well at a cost, is evergreen, and does not require a lot of care.
I found out that there are a few advantages to getting this particular hedge. First, the cherry laurel hedge is very fast growing, which makes it ideal if you move to a new house and need it to grow quickly. It also has the advantage of being able to grow in most soil types and climates, like my cost garden. This means you can plant your hedge almost anywhere. Another advantage of this type of hedge is that it is relatively low maintenance, as long as it gets enough water during the summer. Every now and then it will need to be trimmed, but not too often if it was planted correctly the first time.
Important: wear gloves and protective clothing when working with your cherry laurel hedge, as it can cause skin irritation. I did not know about it, so got a nasty rush the first time I trimmed it.
I think it would be unfair if I did not mention the disadvantages. The biggest disadvantage of a laurel hedge is that it can be invasive. It spreads very quickly when you first plant it, and if you are not ready to trim the hedge regularly, it may not be the right plant for you. Also, like all hedges in general, laurels are liked by insects that can cause a lot of damage over time.
If these disadvantages make you reconsider, do not worry, there are a number of alternative plants. However, the problem with most alternatives is that they are more difficult to maintain in some ways and might not be right for your region or the type of soil you have. Of course, you can find anything online, and I’m sure that there is a hedge that will suit your garden.
I do not like flashy plants, laurel, on the other hand, is an elegant plant that has a formal look to it. In addition, it grows well on the seaside, which was the main selling point for me. For you, these things might not be as important.