Planting privacy trees next to a pool

We have a pool and are looking to plant some fast growing privacy trees. We are obviously concerned with the amount of falling leaves around the pool and the root system so it does not damage the pool. On the…

Planting cedars in large planter on a deck

Hi there, We are building a large deck and the planter will be a long (trough-like) 18′ long, 2.5′ wide, 2.5 high. I want to plant 7-8 cedars to make a raised privacy fence. We are in the Grimsby area…

Laurel hedging

Wondering if Laurel hedging can be used in southern Ontario (Whitby). If not what are some good alternatives other than cedars and boxwoods. Just find them a bit boring. Also needs to grow to a height of 6-8 feet.…

Fast Growing Evergreen for Privacy

HELLO – WE ARE ON A CORNER LOT IN THE “HIGH PARK” NEIGHBOURHOOD OF TORONTO.  WE HAVE A FENCE BETWEEN THE HOUSE AND THE STREET ABOUT 20 FEET LONG WHERE WE WANT TO PLANT SOME KIND OF FAST GROWING –…

Privacy Hedge for Full Sun, Drought Resistant

My house is in Etobicoke. I would like to plant a privacy hedge between driveways. It would be in full sun, so it needs to be relatively drought tolerant. I would also like to have the hedge look good in…

Eugenia Topiary

I have a Eugenia topiary outside in a large urn; it can freeze here in Portland Oregon.  Temps can get down to 30 degrees F (-1 C)  some nights.  I covered it with plastic last night, will this protect it?  …

Hedge

Just removed about 200+ feet of cedars and to replace it with sections of 8′ high fence 24′ long then about 24′ of hedge then fence again and on and on. What would make a good hedge (not cedars)?…

Sky Pencil Holly

Would anyone know where to purchase sky pencil holly? Thank you.…