Pruning Beech Hedges

We planted a row of 7 beech hedges, 7 years ago. They seem to be doing well, however are reaching for sunlight because they are partially overshadowed by a larger maple. Of course we would like them to grow together…

Cedar Hedge

Hello our small beck yard is surrounded on all sides by a cedar hedge. It is about 25 years old and about 11 feet high. At one corner our neighbour built a wooden shed right against the hedge.because of the…

Cedar Hedge

Hello, our small back yard is surrounded on all sides by a cedar hedge. It is about 25 years old and about 11 feet high. At one corner our neighbour built a wooden shed right against the hedge. Because of…

Backyard Privacy Trees

We live in north Toronto and with big new builds behind us we have no privacy. We face south but limited sun due to 2 100ft trees either side of property. So old they have limited branches and no privacy.…

Privacy Screen Options for my backyard

Hi, I live in Toronto at StClair and Bathurst area. I think the soil type is clay. I have a 25ft long x 6ft high fence on my backyard. My backyard gets sunlight from noon until close to sunset. Along…

Suburb – Fence/Hedge

Hello Toronto Master Gardeners, I currently live in Newmarket..i bought my house 5 years ago in a typical suburb area and just recently finished an interlock pad in my backyard which caused a privacy problem… see the grade was bad,…

Privacy Hedging

We live in Barrie, Ontario and have two 2-story homes on either side; our neighbours, that are home all day, have a clear view into our backyard. I’m unable to build a privacy screen out of lattice as per our…

Tall Coniferous Trees for Privacy

This spring we are getting rid of an extremely tall 30+feet Juniper that is weak, scraggly and quite past its expiry date. Unfortunately when it goes, so will our privacy. There is a 40-foot section of fence that it stands…

Plants for a Hedge

I have 4’x4′ posts already cemented and ready for an 8′ tall & 56′ long wood privacy fence but I’ve changed my mind about installing a wooden fence. I am very much interested in some type of a living fence…

Spacing for a Dappled Willow hedge*

Hi there, I recently purchased Dappled Willow shrubs to create a privacy hedge between my yard and my neighbours. I read on a website that the spacing should be 2′ apart but then on another website it should be 4-6′.…