The Living Fence
|Leyland Cypress Trees as a Living Fence|
Everybody wants it. Privacy. Privacy fences. Privacy walls. Privacy trees and shrubs. Privacy fences made from nature are becoming more and more popular, but the common question remains; how do I get privacy through nature quickly? I want privacy and I want it now. I don't want to wait 10 years for my trees to grow 10 feet. Understandable. Well, there's good news. You CAN have a natural privacy fence and you won't have to wait years and years for it to actually provide you with what you wanted in the first place...privacy.
I encourage you to plant living fences!Better than a traditional white picket fence, or standard wood plank fence, a line of evergreen trees or shrubs can provide year-round seclusion even better! Generally, as an added bonus there are no municipal restrictions on how high they can grow whereas most towns usually require permits for a fence over 6 feet tall. And if anyone out there has ever delt with the permit department of their village, well, then you know how great it is to never have to ask for a permit!
|Thuja Green Giant used as a Privacy Fence|
Things to consider before you plant your living fence:
Privacy fences, hedges, trees or shrubs not only keep eyeballs of your property, but because everybody wants one, they'll quickly add value to your property. By adding a living privacy fence you'll be adding even more value to your property. Why? Because living privacy fences also block
|Quick Growing Evergreens Make|
the Perfect Privacy Barrier
So, what is the best tree to plant in order to get privacy quickly?
Other popular evergreen choices that will work well as privacy fences include:
Green Giant Arborvitae is another popular fast growing hedge that can grow up to 60' tall! Arborvitae 'Green Giant' can climb 3 feet in one year.
Some popular evergreen shrub hedges include the:
Nigra Arborvitae is another popular choice which can grow to 20' to 30', but takes pruning well so it
|A Lilac Hedge is a Popular Privacy Choice, but it won't|
Provide Privacy in Winter Months
And finally some popular deciduous shrubs choices are:
North Privet is another that is a fast growing shrub that is suitable for many yards.