A hedge-row is a row of shrubs, small trees, perennials and grasses, growing closely together. A hedge-row stabilizes soil and creates a windbreak. It provides habitat for birds, insects and other wildlife. It can act as a wildlife corridor that protects small animals as they move across the landscape. Whether your yard is large or small, you can create a hedge-row that supports the local eco-system and adds beauty to your yard. Start by choosing shrubs and small trees that are native to your area, including some that produce nuts or berries. Add native flowering perennials and grasses.