1. Layer Plantings with Trees
Whether you have fencing installed you are trying to hide or are just trying to gain some privacy, layering your plantings and trees. This tends to be our favorite approach because it allows for a significant increase in privacy and really beautifies your property.
Begin by selecting your tallest plantings to go in the back, meaning facing your neighbors, the road, etc. Then stagger slightly shorter plantings in the ‘holes’ not yet covered by your tallest plantings. Consider adding bushes of some sort next. Finish with the addition of perennial flowers or space for annual plantings.
We recommend choosing some plants that are evergreen, so they will stay full and colorful year-round. When selecting plants that fit in the shorter front rows, be sure to make wise choices so that they bloom at a variety of times throughout the growing season.
The layered approach provides excellent coverage for those trying to peak into your backyard and it also provides great depth. People trespassing cannot just simply sneak through a row of trees. By selecting plants that bloom throughout the season, this addition will enhance more than just the privacy of your space! Check out this case study to see a great example.