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The Perfect Yard Starts with the Perfect Hedge

Posted by Jessica Downs on 12/7/18 8:00 AM

Fall Hedge over Heels with Your New Yard

Hedges are great additions to your yard and useful for a number of reasons! They help reduce noise from roads, nearby parks, and loud neighbors. They block the view of two story homes around you. They also make incredible wind barriers and some of the larger ones can offer several feet of thick shade for your yard. Outside of their amazing practical uses, they also make classic looking property borders and impressive entryways when planted to lead up to your front door.

No matter what your reason is for considering adding hedges to your yard, I think we can all agree that they always look amazing, aesthetically enhance any outdoor space, and increase the value of the property. How could you resist your very own living wall?!


Here at Moon Valley Nurseries, we love hedges and how awesome they can be when added to any landscape. From privacy to sound and weather barriers, our hedges are so versatile. On top of all that, they add instant appeal to your yard and some added value to your property. Who can say ‘no’ to all those incentives?

Come in and see our selection of hedge materials and get yours planted now! For a limited time, we are offering 2 free hedges for every 10 purchased. Don’t miss out - Check out the list below to pick out your favorite hedges and fall into savings!

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Best Hedges to Create Your Perfect Yard

Carolina Cherry

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Native to the Southern region of the United States, the Carolina Cherry has become a popular choice when customers are looking for a hedge for their yard with a classic appeal. This hedge is great due to its minimal maintenance, natural vertical conical shape, and ability to tolerate heat, drought, and wind.

The Carolina Cherry is a small to medium-sized evergreen with dark green, shimmering wavy-edged foliage on brown thorn less stems. They can be easily sheared into a tall screen or sound barrier which make them a near-perfect option for many homes looking for privacy.

Japanese Blueberry

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The Japanese Blueberry is a visually appealing evergreen due to its dense, lush foliage and striking leaf color throughout the year which provides an amazing backdrop for any contrasting flowers and shrubs planted nearby. It thrives in full sun and can handle the cold extremely well. It has become one of the Southwest’s most planted hedge variety and is an excellent choice for just about any landscape style.

The best part about this hedge is how quickly it can grow within the first two years. It can grow as high as 10 feet tall and then it slows down a bit more each year, which helps the overall maintenance through the many years you have to enjoy this hedge.



Wax Myrtle


When it comes to more traditional and classic landscape themes, we recommend our Southern Wax Myrtle shrubs for the ultimate formal hedge. This large evergreen shrub is super easy to grow as a hedge. The Wax Myrtle even brings in some seasonal colors to your hedge in the late winter with small flowers.

This shrub grows naturally into an attractive, care-free, rounded shape that creates the perfect living wall for you. They enjoy partial to full sun and do not require much water, once established. These trees are strong and can take care of themselves in the elements, which is reassuring in our area!


Nellie Stevens Holly


Considered to be one of the best-looking varieties of hollies, the Nellie Stevens Holly is also the perfect hedge option to end our list on. This is a popular plant in Texas, so I am sure you have seen them around and most likely lined up for the ultimate hedge experience to homeowners. This is a fast-growing evergreen shrub with dense and dark green foliage.

The density of this holly makes it a great choice when you are looking for a tall hedge to block views and silence street and neighborhood noise around you. The most amazing part about the Nellie Stevens Holly is how low maintenance it can be. Some would say, they could even thrive on neglect. (Don’t neglect them though, that's not cool!) 


The Moon Valley VIP Design Experience

Moon Valley Nurseries knows how time-consuming and stressful the design process can be when you tackle it on your own. We always try to help every step of the way from the instant you walk into our nursery to the moment we drive away from your freshly planted new yard! You can find our expert designers available at every nursery location for in-store and at-home consultations. From planning to free planting, we make sure we have everything covered to get your yard done fast and done right!

From dense shade to flowering hedges, we’re sure to have the perfect hedge for your landscape. If you have any questions be sure to contact one of our nursery experts at any of our Moon Valley Nursery locations. Don’t Hedge-itate on your new hedges!