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Hedges that Offer Your Home Privacy and More!

Posted by Jessica Downs on 6/7/19 10:00 AM

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Hedges are always a great addition to your home and landscape for many reasons!

  • They help reduce noise from roads, nearby parks or schools, and loud neighbors.
  • They block the view of two-story homes around you.
  • They also make incredible wind barriers.

Some of the larger hedge options we have at Moon Valley can even offer several feet of thick shade for your yard. Outside of their amazing practical uses, hedges that are well taken care of and properly designed are a sight to behold.

As a bonus, some hedges can even bring colorful flowers throughout the year and shade to your home. Adding a fence is always an option. However, a natural solution for privacy will give you a higher increase in property value.

To take full advantage of owning your own hedges, we recommend buying them as big as you can. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we are your privacy headquarters!

Why Your Yard Would Benefit from Hedges

The most obvious reason you should consider including hedges to your landscape is how quickly they can transform your home and add a classic, clean aesthetic. Installing a hedge for your yard will give you extra privacy and security. It also creates a personal oasis for you and your family.

Hedges Love Full Sun

Overall, most hedge materials thrive in full sun exposure. They can tolerate shady spots, but they prefer to bathe in the sun. Be sure to let our designers know about any shady areas of your yard so we can find you the best hedge option!

Why You Should Choose a Hedge Instead of a Fence

Hedges are a much better option than a boring fence and for multiple reasons! A hedge will bring life and texture to your yard and an increase in property value. You will fall in love with your yard once you’re in a private oasis surrounded by a living evergreen wall.

Fences can be unsightly and do not usually increase property value the way any landscape additions would. They also start to wear and will eventually need to be replaced. You might be paying for multiple fences and repairs, or you could invest in a hedge and add privacy, security, shade, and cooler air directly to your home.

Moon Valley Hedges for Your New Yard

Wax Leaf Privet

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The Wax Leaf Privet is a rounded evergreen named after its thick and waxy leaves that are smooth to the touch. These privets can be added to most landscapes and provide a classic style overnight.

Wax Leaf Privets bloom long, richly scented white flowers throughout the spring, mixing it up a bit throughout the year while staying strong and green all year long. This fast-growing tree can be trimmed and pruned to fit your hedge needs or grown naturally with less maintenance than other trees.



This fernlike pine is often sought after for its low maintenance, clean evergreen look, and massive growth ability. Homeowners can get creative with the shape of this evergreen and prune as desired. You can also leave it alone to reach heights to block out any views and add extra shade.

One of the thickest trees we offer at Moon Valley Nurseries, the Podocarpus thrives in full sun to partial shade and can fit into tight spaces. It is an excellent plant option for any landscape and fits into nearly every style.

Japanese Blueberry


The Japanese Blueberry is a visually appealing evergreen due to its dense, lush foliage and striking leaf color throughout the year. That dark green foliage provides a fantastic backdrop for contrasting flowers and shrubs planted nearby.

It thrives in full sun and can handle the colder temperatures extremely well. It has become one of Moon Valley’s more popular hedge variety for the central and eastern areas of Texas. The Japanese Blueberry has a look that fits in almost any landscape design.

Get Your Hedge Design Started Now

The first step to creating the perfect hedge for your yard is to come to Moon Valley Nurseries and check out the best hedge material grown locally to create your ideal privacy barrier.

Our nursery professionals know how to help you choose the perfect hedge for any location.

At Moon Valley Nurseries, with over 25 years of growing experience, we have cloned the perfect Hollywood style hedges, which have been used all over the world!

Moon Valley Nurseries now has free planting that includes our expert design, our world-famous Moon Juice, and of course the best family-run company in the world. We will always get the job done right!

With photos of your yard or a visit to your home, our designers will have everything they need to complete your vision. Click here for more information on landscape consultations.