You don’t have to build a fence to get some privacy from your nosy neighbor or to block out unwanted noises. The right trees and shrubs can do the job for you by creating a natural privacy screen. Boxwoods, Colorado Blue Spruce and Leyland Cypress are great candidates for an attractive privacy screen.
Fast-growing trees and shrubs can help remedy a privacy problem relatively quickly, but there can be a downside. The rapid growth rate means roots and branches might not be quite as strong, making them more vulnerable to wind or storms. Growth rates also vary depending on plant variety, growing environment and the level of care provided. Check out the garden center in your local Lowe’s for trees and plants best suited to your region.
Whether you’re looking for a privacy quick-fix or as a noise-blocker, planting a tree can also increase the property value of your home and benefit the environment in all kinds of ways. So – what are you waiting for? Get to planting!
Need help? Check out the video below to learn how to plant a tree in a few simple steps: