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′.…

Swamp cedar hedge

My swamp cedar hedge bought at a nursery ten years ago has grown at least twelve feet high. It is in dry clay soil in full sun. Caledon area just north of Toronto. It looks beautiful to me as I…

Plants for a hedge

Hello, We bought a house in one of Boston, MA suburbs. We’d like to have a hedge (about 6-7 feet tall, full sun) in front of the house to reduce the traffic noise and to have more privacy. The perimeter…

Do White Cedars change colour in fall?

Hello! We had white cedars planted as a privacy hedge in April and they have been so so well! Last week however, I noticed some trees were starting to turn yellow. The leaves are soft and moist but the color…

Hicks Yews

Hello, I would like to grow an 8′ privacy hedge in a 85% shaded area. Is this the best plant for my requirements? I am in Oshawa Zone 6A. Thank You in advance.…