A quality backyard can add to the value of a home. Not only can the right landscape add to the visual appeal but become an extension of a house. Lush and well-taken care of gardens adds to the beauty of a backyard. Beautiful backyards add a venue in which friends and family bond. However, with the proper landscape, neighbors and passersby can infiltrate or invade this space. Fences can be a way to keep out nosy neighbors, but trees can keep your backyard safe and secure as well. Keep reading for tips on why privacy trees can benefit you and how to choose them.
Benefits of Privacy Trees
Nature can help to clear the mind and lift spirits. Did you know that there are many health benefits of adding a garden to you your yard? Well, trees can do the same. Trees help to improve air quality along with shading your yard. Imagine the ability to think clearly in a well-ventilated, fresh space that looks pleasing to the eye. The psychological impact is indeed positive!
Other benefits of privacy trees include adding a sound barrier, reducing snow buildup, and of course, blocking any unwanted company from spying on your activities. Also, if you want more of an open architectural layout and don’t want a fence installed, a privacy fence may be ideal for you.
Privacy Tree Setup
- Same Plant Type- This is one of the most popular options. In this case, you would plant multiple plants of the same type. The consistency provides an even, polished look but can be hard to maintain. If one tree becomes susceptible to disease or bugs, the entire row loses its appeal.
- Mixed Plantings-Planting shrubs of all types take less work and thought. The view is also unique and fascinating.
- Single-Row Planting- You can choose the same plant here or mixed plants, but the idea is that these trees or shrubs are all planted in one row. Typically, a fence line helps guide the landscape. Single-row planting gives you a lot of space.
- Cluster-Row Planting- This strategically helps in blocking a specific view. You can plant shrubs or trees in groups of three or five to create a barrier.
- Multi-Row-Planting- This method helps to fill in gaps from both the front and back. Multi-row planting works well for large, open yards or yards that aren’t directly next to the street.
Best Privacy Trees to Plant
-Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae
-Thuja Emerald Arborvitae
-Blue Point Juniper
Make sure to screen for the height and width of the plants, measure how much space your yard has, understand the maintenance of keeping up with such a landscape, and research what each plant needs.
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