How Privacy Trees in Your Garden Can Give You The Perfect Retreat


Good fences make good neighbors, it is a popular saying. Neighbors are important people in our lives. Some times and in some ways they are closer to us more than our families. Sometimes neighbors are just too much – either way, having a house that is beautiful and has privacy is important.

Good green fences made with trees make really good neighbors. With the right privacy trees you can create yourself a perfect and peaceful retreat.

If you live on a busy street or near commercial places, good privacy trees can help you get the peace you need and can often add a further layer of garden security.

Privacy trees’ uses for home owners

If we disregard what we have discussed above. If we ignore the privacy aspect of these trees, do you know that according to scientists, trees are windbreakers. They lower the energy bills by up to 20 percent. Not to say, they are extremely important to our environment.

Here are some tips you should always keep in mind when working with privacy trees.

Pay extra important to sizing

When you choose what type of trees you are going to deploy, make sure you have measured the size of your property properly. Needless to say if you have a small area don’t use large trees. Another important calculation is that of how wide and tall privacy trees should be, in order to be effective.

Size does matter and so do a lot of other properties. Some recommendations are; Roebelenii Pygmy Date Palm, Fiddle Leaf Fig Bush, and Arborvitae DeGroot’s Spires.

Location and sun

After you are done sizing of the trees, the next thing to consider is their location with regards to the sun. There are some trees that work well in the shade where there is no direct sunlight over them. While others need sunlight to live. Analyze which trees your garden or hedge need and act accordingly.

Pick trees that grow quickly

These days we are very much accustomed to things happening quickly. We expect out pizza to be delivered in 20 minutes, our car to be able to make 120 KPH with ease and so on. It is very much aligned with your psychology that you have trees that grow very quickly. A point of concern is that quick growing trees need continuous maintenance as well.

Season of the trees

Some trees blossom in a particular season, most trees blossom in spring and some trees are all around and stay green all year. If you live in an area that has extreme weathers, make sure you buy trees that can withstand their surroundings. Blue Point Juniper is a good option for harsh, hot and drought-oriented climates. It is a stylish and easy to maintain tree as well.

Ask yourself if you can commit to maintenance

Last but not the least, and it call comes down to this; can you maintain the plant you would like to install as a privacy tree? – Ask yourself if you will have the time and energy to care for it. If not, it won’t amount to anything and your privacy plans will fade away quite quickly. If you are a busy person or don’t enjoy gardening then get easy to maintain plants.

Author bio: Nuur Hasan is a software developer, web developer and a technical writer with more than seven years of experience. He believes that sharing knowledge can do wonders and that is why he likes to blog. His other interests include politics and sports.