Using Hedges To Protect Your Property

Using thorny hedging is an excellent way to protect your home or workplace from unwanted guests. Not only does it provide a defensive barrier, security planting will improve the look of your property, is cost effective and nature friendly.


Todman Green can advise you which plants would be most suitable for your circumstances, especially if you have children and pets. We will assess the location, the growing conditions, take into consideration the level of security that is required and most importantly how the planting will look.

holly hedge

Todman Green can supply and install security planting, ensuring the correct soil preparation to give the hedge or shrub its best start in life. We will advise on how to care for the planting including pruning, mulching and watering.


Defensive plants can be grown as free standing hedges or against walls and fences to prevent intruders climbing over. There is a choice between evergreen or deciduous. Six of our most popular cultivars are:

  • Pyracantha
  • Ilex (Holly)
  • Berberis
  • Rosa (Rose)
  • Mahonia
  • Crataegus (Hawthorn)
  • Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

We are happy to discuss your security planting requirements so please give us a call on 07803 559190 or email

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