World of Hedges

Most plants require water all year round, but mostly between April and September. Hedges, trees, and shrubs with less than five years need sufficient moisture to encourage root growth in the soil and enable plants to flourish. During summers, a well-established hedge or shrub rarely requires water because it has developed spreading roots. That means they can survive on their own. In this article, we look at hedges and drought in the summer.

Drought in Summer

During summer, weather changes occur, and a dry spell follows. Temperatures increase and rainfall drops to a low-level affecting animals and plants. Most tree, hedges, and shrubs require watering for proper growth. However, the well-established plants survive during hot seasons. There are other plant species that can grow well as hedges regardless of the season.

How Can You Support Newly Planted Hedge in Summer?

Watering plants help them keep moisture during dry spells. Mulching is another critical way of retaining moisture in the soil to support plant growth. If you are tired of losing your hedge each summer, consider sprinkling, dripping, or other irrigation methods. They will help you keep your hedges and inspire envy in your neighbourhood. Planting drought-resistant plants can help you maintain your hedge. Here are plants to consider for your hedge that can survive dry summers.


Hedging with lavender can help you during summer drought. All lavender varieties, such as the French lavender, Dwarf lavender, and English lavender, can thrive in dry soil. During dry spells, you will find this plant with aromatic foliage and grey-green leaves. It has all the important features that can help it make the most of the little moisture. Consider lavender if hedging is your next plan and you will have the best hedging experience in summers.

Sweet Viburnum

This fast-growing, hardy shrub is suitable for hedging in different locations. If you are looking for a hedge 1.3m to 3m tall, consider this shrub. It produces highly fragrant flowers and adapts to most soils, but dislikes bulky clay soil. It can also tolerate light frosts and ocean-side conditions. Sweet viburnum can grow for up to 40 years regardless of the drought.

Indian Hawthorn

This small and flowering plant can make a low-growing, beautiful hedge to suit your home beauty needs. During spring, it produces sweet-scented flowers, followed by sweet bluish-black berries. Indian hawthorn grows well in drought, rain, and frost. Using this shrub when hedging can help your hedge survive all dry summers.