As it warms up and the days seem to grow longer people start to spend more time outside. They don’t have to hide from the winter cold or early sunsets anymore! Once people return to their yards it’s a time of planning. Do they need to replace their grills, or patio furniture? Will they have a pool party and grill out for someone’s 60th birthday or the fourth of July? These plans can be ruined by a lack of privacy. Neighbors can often see what people are doing and want to spy or get in on the action!
1. Hybrid Poplars
For success with this tree simply plant it in an area that receives full to partial sunlight, at least six hours of sunlight a day is best. Plant them about five feet apart and their foliage will fill in to provide a dense privacy screen. Your natural soil will be fine for these trees, as long as it’s well draining. These trees can handle extra wet conditions, but don’t want to sit in standing water. Hybrid Poplars don’t need any fertilizers, they’ll grow fine on their own. This is the perfect tree to plant and forget as it provides privacy and shade.
2. Leyland Cypresses
This evergreen variety is recommended for growing zones 6 through 10. For a dense living wall plant your Leyland Cypress trees about six feet apart and their thick foliage will quickly fill in. These trees prefer to be planted in full sunlight, but can tolerate partial shade. Leyland Cypress Trees will adapt to a variety of different soils, even if they’re sandy or heavy in clay as long as they’re well-draining. Generally Leyland Cypress Trees don’t need any fertilizer unless your lawn is lacking in nutrients. However, a general all-purpose fertilizer like formula 10-10-10 will give them a boost in the spring. Once planted, these trees will spring up into a beautiful solid privacy wall before you know it.
3. Willow Hybrids
These deciduous trees thrive in areas that receive full to partial sunlight, and should be placed about five feet apart in order to quickly thicken up and fill in for an attractive privacy wall. Willow Hybrid trees are tough, and not picky. They don’t need any fertilizer to quickly spring up on their own and will adapt to your natural soil, even if it’s sandy or heavy in clay. Give your Willow Hybrid trees a slow deep watering twice a week by holding a hose to their bases and counting to 20. They won’t need any extra water except for during times of drought in the summer when it doesn’t rain for three to four weeks. Willow Hybrids have a lot of success growing in swampy and extremely wet areas. If your yard is prone to flooding then you should definitely consider this tree.
4. Thuja Green Giants
Enjoy Your privacy
Spring is upon us, and many areas are experiencing their final frosts. The time to plant new privacy trees is now! They’ll quickly spring up into living walls. We know you want to get outside for the fresh warm air, and spring flowers, and we want you to do it in peace. Turn your yard into your own private getaway with privacy trees, and keep your neighbors out!