Planting Hedges and Screens Albuquerque NM
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Planting Hedges and Screens
Most of us consider our yards and gardens an extension of our homes, and we look for sanctuary and privacy there.
Plants can create living walls, which can be especially important in neighborhoods where homes are close together. Whether you can wait years for the screen to grow in place, or need a screen right away, you have many options. For best results, follow these steps:
Tools and Materials
- Drawing materials
Assess your needs. Are you looking for living fence for year-round privacy, or just for seasonal screening? How much maintenance can you manage? Do you want a mixture of plants with multiseason interest (flowers, changing foliage, winter color, fruit), a formal clipped hedge, or potted plants for portable screening? What is your minimum height requirement? How much money can you invest in this project?
Assess the site. Evaluate the area in terms of dimensions, sun and shade exposure, soil type and drainage, and proximity to underground features such as gas and water lines. Talk to your neighbors to alert them about your intentions, and make sure the project works for them, too.
Choosing plants. Once you have information about the site, you can decide what kind of plants will thrive there and meet your needs. When your desire is for immediate results, only a fence or a substantial investment in mature plants and landscaping will do the trick.
Mixed plantings of evergreen and deciduous shrubs provide interest in many seasons.Deciduous plants provide more shade in summer but allow light to reach your yard in winter. Fruiting trees, bushes, and vines provide snacks for you and the birds and for your neighbors.Tall potted plants make a fast portable screen around a pool, patio, or deck. Clumping bamboo and ornamental grasses grow quickly and lend an exotic air.Annual vines grow quickly up a trellis. Perennial vines can climb an arbor or trellis, or soften a fence.
Excellent plants for traditional hedges include evergreens such as boxwood (Buxus), oleander (Nerium), yew (Taxus), arborvitae (Thuja), and hemlock (Tsuga). Deciduous hedge plants include Japanese barberry (Berberis), and privet (Ligustrum). Be sure to check the USDA Climate Hardiness Zone of each plant and compare it to the zone where you live.
Photography by Suzanne DeJohn/National Gardening Association.
EPA Lead Safe RRP Training
Dates: 5/2/2014 – 5/2/2014
Advance Concept Education Albuquerque
2420 Comanche Road NE
EPA Lead Safe RRP Training Advance Concept is a certified EPA Training Facility for LEAD SAFE Renovation Repair and Painting(RRP Certification)Classes in AlbuquerqueAdvance Concept is pleased to announce we are an EPA Certified Training Facility for Lead Safe RRP Classes!Registration is recommended as class size is limited. (505)715-5495 ext 810There are still seats available, please call us for more infoFriday, March 7, 2014Friday, April 4, 2014Friday, May 2, 2014CORTEZ, COLORADOAdvance Concept has partnered with GreenEdu to provide a class in Cortez, Colorado in March. Contact us for more information.EPA REQUIRES Lead Safe RRP training for any work done on a residential building older than 1978 that disturbs a door, window or interior area larger than 6 square feet .The ruling also applies to exterior work that disturbs more than 20 square feet.HUD funded projects have more strict regulations, please call us for more information.Commercial buildings that are child occupied are also covered by this ruling.Classes in Spanish available. Contact the office for details.Want to train your entire crew? We have flexible classes and times.There is interest in an evening class, sign up now.Price Reduced to $180 plus taxLocation: 2420 Comanche Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107Time: 8:00 AM � 5:00 PMAdvance Concept EducationMailing Address: 3167 San Mateo NE #114, Albuquerque, NM 87110(505)715-5495 ext. 810 Student Satisfaction Surveys:95% of our students give us an 5 out of 5 on our classes and they refer their friends, coworkers, and colleagues.When several of our students had to cancel at the last-minute, we still held the class. Our students traveling from out-of-town really appreciate our no cancellation policy!Have a question about the EPA Lead Safe ruling? Ask the expert on Advance Concept�s Blog:.Advance Concept BlogFor more information on the EPA Lead Safe ruling, visit the EPA web site at http://www.epa.gov/lead/index.htmlInformation for homeowners The new EPA ruling