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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Plant Some Privacy

We all love our neighbors. Their kids and our kids grow up together, they share a drink around the fire pit and keep you filled in on the neighborhood news. They’re also around to borrow things, make noises, and spark up awkward conversations. So yes, we love thy neighbor… but we don’t want to see them all of the time. How can you generate a little more privacy without being rude?

Plant a Living Privacy Fence

Now, we are using the term “fence” loosely. It is more of a privacy hedge or tree line that obstructs the view. Benefits of a living privacy fence:
  • Provides privacy from the street or neighbor
  • Provides a windbreak from strong winds
  • Creates a sound barrier
  • Less maintenance than a typical privacy fence

How to Determine Your Best Barrier?

Are you going for only functionality? Then maybe an evergreen is the best option for you. It can offer privacy even in the winter months. But, if you want design with your new living fence, we recommend a tree that has a beautiful bloom in the spring and dazzles with fall colors. You should also consider the horizontal space you want to allocate for the line. Some choices are a bit wider than others. Another consideration is the amount of height that is appropriate.

Here Are Some Options for Your Living Privacy Fence Needs:

  1. Arborvitae – An evergreen tree that can grow very rapidly and in confined space.
  2. Rose of Sharon – A beautiful rose colored flowering plant that grows fairly tightly together. This may not the best option if you plan on having your privacy throughout the winter as well.
  3. Cypress – This evergreen can be planted very close together and can be a very effective screen throughout the year.
Overall, you will need to determine what your needs are, and the look that fits your overall landscape design.

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