Why Hedges Are Perfect for Any Landscape in Texas

Why Hedges Are Perfect for Any Landscape in Texas

By Felipe Benavides on June, 29 2018

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Felipe Benavides

Felipe has been working in the Nursery and Garden center for many years and bring extensive knowledge to trees, plants, and landscape design.

hedges-txPrivacy is a vital component of any perfect yard. After all, we want to be able to enjoy family time without nosy neighbors peeking over the fence. Hedges are the ideal solution for creating a secure and private play area for everyone in your family! Provide a safer and more private place for your children to play – plant hedges!

Some Things Hedges Can Do:

  • Can block unwanted views
  • Can help reduce road noise
  • Can help create a private landscape
  • Can create shade
  • Can be used as a windbreak
  • Add value and beauty to yards



The Perfect Yard Always Starts Out with Privacy


We have a solution to add privacy no matter what size yard we are working with. Japanese Blueberry and Italian Cypress are just two of the perfect trees we sell that can create privacy. Block that unsightly view with something beautiful – plant more hedges!


Hedges Can Create Shade, Too


Hedges are excellent for creating privacy. They get bonus points for the shade they can create, too! When we have shade, we can spend more time enjoying the great outdoors. It can get hot and sunny in Houston during the summer, which can cause us to use our air conditioner often. Well, with hedges installed properly around a home, they can help lower the temperatures inside your house. With the inside of your home at a much more comfortable temperature, there is less reason to turn on the AC – you can save money!

Yes, shade and privacy are two excellent attributes of hedges. They are also highly effective windbreaks. Does your home property line border a busy street? Our fully-grown hedge specimens can help reduce noise from a busy road!


Our Top Hedges for Texas Yards!


Buying them as big as you can is the way to take advantage of the benefits hedges bring to a landscape. Moon Valley Nurseries is proud to offer the largest and nicest-looking hedge specimens that you will find anywhere, ready to create privacy, shade, beauty, and much more! We are your privacy headquarters.

italian_cypress_logoItalian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens 'Glauca'): These beauties have a tall and slender shape that makes them ideal for tight spaces. They can add a touch of elegance to any property, and do it by adding privacy, too. Their foliage is an attractive blue-green color that stays that way all year long. Line them up in a row and create a beautiful living wall. It can get windy around these parts. That’s ok because Italian Cypress can be used as an effective windbreak, too.




__japanese_blueberry_1_Japanese Blueberry (Elaeocarpus decipiens): Homeowners throughout Texas love planting Japanese Blueberry to block unwanted views! They feature lush, evergreen foliage and can establish quickly in a landscape. Mature specimens can create shade to keep us cool during our hot and bright summer days. Plant a few around your home to help cool off the warmer rooms in your house! Besides providing shade and privacy, this exotic tree can also be used as an attractive windbreak.





carolina_cherry_Carolina Cherry (Prunus caroliniana 'Compacta'): This Texas native is one of the best hedges you can find for Houston landscapes. It features dense, dark green foliage and a near perfect shape with little maintenance required. Also, while the foliage is beautiful, it also has a pleasing scent. We carry the ‘Compacta’ strain, which is more densely branched so that it can create a beautiful privacy screen.





ligustrum_texanumLigustrum japonicum ‘Texanum’: This versatile evergreen features a compact habit and glossy green foliage that help to make it an excellent hedge for Houston landscapes. It is also adaptable to topiary forms, so homeowners looking for an elegant look may want to shear it into poodle forms. They are also an effect windbreak and sound barrier near busy streets. 





wax_myrtleWax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera): This is an easy to grow evergreen that is ideal for using a privacy hedge. It features olive green foliage, helping to make this a favorite ornamental to block unwanted views. The foliage is aromatic, with a scent that is reminiscent of Bayberry candles.






Hedges are a natural fencing solution that can help increase property value. Planting more trees is always going to be good for the environment. It’s summertime, so get out there and enjoy your yard with shade and privacy! At Moon Valley Nurseries, we have the hedges you need to create a private landscape. Let us do all the digging! We can do the work!

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