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How to Contain a Hedge with a Mesh

Have you ever had a neighbor whose hedge grows into your space? If so, this article is for you. Hello everyone, I'm Marco from Fenceshop, the e-commerce specialized in meshes for fences. Today, we'll talk about how to contain a hedge that extends from a neighbor's property into your space.

The Problem of Invasive Hedges

A common problem among neighbors is the lack of hedge maintenance, which often leads to hedges growing unchecked beyond property lines. This can be annoying and disruptive, but there are effective solutions to contain this issue.

The Solution: Using a Mesh

One of the most effective solutions is the installation of a mesh. However, not all meshes are the same. Traditional iron or plastic meshes have wide links that allow plants to grow through them. To avoid this, it's important to choose a mesh with very tight links.

Types of Mesh and Shade Cloths

There are different options for containing a hedge:

  • Standard Mesh: An economical option is to use a shade cloth like Soleado. This type of mesh is the entry-level among shade cloths and is not specifically designed to contain hedges. However, it can be a temporary solution.
  • Tight Mesh: Another option is to use a heavier shade cloth with tighter links. This type of mesh can better contain hedge growth, taking longer for branches to get through.
  • Plastic Mesh with Shade Cloth: The most effective solution is to use a plastic mesh combined with a 100% closed shade cloth. This type of mesh creates an almost complete barrier, preventing the hedge from passing to the other side.
Advantages of Shading

In addition to containing the hedge, using a shade cloth reduces the amount of light that reaches the plant, slowing its growth in the covered area. This means the hedge will grow more slowly and be easier to maintain.

Final Tips

Before installing any mesh, it's always a good idea to talk to your neighbor and seek an agreement. Simply asking them to trim the hedge regularly might suffice. However, if that's not possible, the solutions we've outlined can help you contain the problem.

If you're interested in finding the right mesh for your needs, visit our e-commerce site at You'll find a wide range of products, from standard meshes to the most effective shade cloths.

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Note: We are not responsible for hedge trimming, but we are happy to provide you with the best solutions to contain them.

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