The Best 10 Plants to Grow for Backyard Privacy

  • Arborvitae. 1/11. There are many reasons why arborvitae is among the most popular plants for a living privacy fence. ...
  • Bamboo. 2/11. ...
  • Skip Laurel. 3/11. ...
  • Privet. 4/11. ...
  • Holly. 5/11. ...
  • Boxwood. 6/11. ...
  • Hicks Yew. 7/11. ...
  • Red Twig Dogwood. 8/11.

  1. What can I plant on a fence line?
  2. What is the best plant to use as a fence?
  3. What is a good tree to plant along a fence for privacy?
  4. What can I plant next to my wood fence?
  5. Can I plant a tree next to my fence?
  6. How close to a fence can I plant a hedge?
  7. What is the cheapest fence to build?
  8. How do I block out my Neighbours?
  9. How do I block out my Neighbours view?
  10. What are the worst trees to plant?
  11. What are the fastest-growing privacy trees?
  12. What plants are good for screening?
  13. How far from fence should I plant shrubs?
  14. How do you landscape a fence line?
  15. How far should my apple tree be from my fence?
  16. Can my Neighbour put things on my fence?
  17. How close to property line can I build a fence?
  18. Can my Neighbour grow ivy on my fence?
  19. Can my Neighbour cut the top of my hedge?
  20. Do I have to cut my Neighbours side of my hedge?

What can I plant on a fence line?

Flowering bushes and smaller flowers are great options for a fence line garden. Planting small bushes and flowers along the fence will draw the eye and add vibrant colors to the border of your yard. Combine a variety of species with varied foliage and sizes to add texture along with the pops of color.

What is the best plant to use as a fence?

Plants for Privacy

  • Clematis. Vines make great screens. ...
  • Climbing Roses. Train climbing roses over fences, walls, pergolas and gazebos. ...
  • Cherry Laurel. Cherry laurel is an evergreen shrub or small tree native to the southeastern United States. ...
  • Ivy. ...
  • Boxwood. ...
  • Privet. ...
  • Japanese Holly. ...
  • Buckthorn.

What is a good tree to plant along a fence for privacy?

Guide to the Top 10 Tree Privacy Fence Options

  • Eastern Redcedar. ...
  • Hybrid Willow Tree. ...
  • Leyland Cypress. ...
  • Spartan Juniper. ...
  • Sky Pencil Holly. ...
  • Green Giant Thuja (Arborvitae) ...
  • Emerald Green Thuja (Arborvitae) ...
  • Flowering Dogwood Trees.

What can I plant next to my wood fence?

Plant vines, like bougainvillea or trumpet vine, along the base of the fence if you want to cover as much of the wood as possible. The vines naturally grow up the fence, adding color while softening the look of the wood.

Can I plant a tree next to my fence?

When discussing planting a tree close to your fence, you need to make sure you actually have enough space to plant the tree correctly. You should be able to dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball and deep enough for the tree's root system to fit entirely inside.

How close to a fence can I plant a hedge?

How far from a wall or fence can I plant them? For Mixed/Traditional hedging 45cm - 60cm (18-24 inches) is adequate. If your planning to grow a tall hedge then slightly more space will be required.

What is the cheapest fence to build?

17 Cheap Ways to Fence In Your Yard

  • Vinyl fencing. ...
  • Split rail and mesh. ...
  • Concrete fencing. ...
  • Barbed wire. ...
  • Living fences. ...
  • Lattice fencing. ...
  • Hog wire. Hog wire is one of the cheapest ways to fence a yard. ...
  • Chicken wire. A chicken wire garden fence is likely the best-known affordable fencing.

How do I block out my Neighbours?

10 Ways to Block Neighbors View of Your Backyard

  1. Staggered Wooden Boards. Photo by Andrew Drake. ...
  2. Hedges for Privacy. Photo by Nancy Andrews. ...
  3. Layered Privacy Plantings. ...
  4. Container Gardens for Deck Privacy. ...
  5. Fences and Walls. ...
  6. Stone Wall Topped with Fencing. ...
  7. Masonry Walls with Ornamental Ironwork. ...
  8. Panels and Pergolas.

How do I block out my Neighbours view?

Although fences and brick walls can do the trick, adding an extra divider, screen or plant barrier can block your neighbor's two-story view for good. To create your secret retreat, freestanding privacy screens, wood slat partitions and partially enclosed pergolas are effective (and nice to look at).

What are the worst trees to plant?

Trees known for their rather undesirable qualities, and why you should steer clear of them.

  • Cottonwood. One of the trees you should avoid having in your backyard is certainly cottonwood. ...
  • Bradford Pear. ...
  • Mimosa Tree. ...
  • Mulberry Tree. ...
  • Chinese Tallow. ...
  • Norway Maple. ...
  • Eucalyptus. ...
  • Quaking Aspen.

What are the fastest-growing privacy trees?

What are the fastest-growing trees for privacy? Hybrid poplar tops the list. It can grow upwards of five feet per year. The Leyland cypress, green giant arborvitae, and silver maple are all close seconds because they add about two feet to their height each year.

What plants are good for screening?

Suitable plants for screening can include hedging shrubs, trees or grasses and bamboos, depending on the level of formality, and the height and spread required for the space.

How far from fence should I plant shrubs?

Small shrubs should be planted at least 2 feet from a house foundation, medium shrubs about 3 feet and tall shrubs 4 to 5 feet away. An 8-foot shrub next to a six foot shrub should be spaced about 7 feet apart. Spacing plants in hedges is another matter.

How do you landscape a fence line?

Ideas And Tips To Help You Landscape Along Your Fence Line

  1. Clean Up. Take the time to get rid of any debris and/or brush, such as weeds, in the area of your fence line before you begin to plant anything there. ...
  2. Utilize the Fence Line. ...
  3. Plant Vines. ...
  4. Grass on the Fence. ...
  5. Flowers & Herbs. ...
  6. Planter Boxes. ...
  7. Decoration.

How far should my apple tree be from my fence?

Find more specific information at your local extension office. – Standard apple trees need 30-35 feet between trees, while semi-dwarf apples require 15 feet and dwarf apples need only 10 feet. – Peach trees should be spaced 20 feet apart.

Can my Neighbour put things on my fence?

Can my neighbour attach or nail things to my fence? The short answer to this question is, of course, “no”. If you own the fence and you have not granted your neighbour permission to do so, they are not allowed to attach or nail things to your fence.

How close to property line can I build a fence?

Your jurisdiction may have laws about how far back a fence needs to be set on your property, which is typically 2, 4, 6 or 8 inches from the property line. Other areas will allow you to go right up to the property line.

Can my Neighbour grow ivy on my fence?

ANSWER: The ivy will belong to the neighbour as its roots appear to come from the neighbouring property. If the end-terrace wall is structurally sound, then the ivy is unlikely to cause damage as generally ivy roots are not strong enough to penetrate a structurally sound wall.

Can my Neighbour cut the top of my hedge?

If you own the tree or hedge

Your neighbour can cut any branches that are overhanging into their garden as long as they only remove the bits on their side of the boundary. If they want you to cut your tree or hedge just because they don't like the way it looks, it's up to you whether you do the work.

Do I have to cut my Neighbours side of my hedge?

Trees or hedges overhanging your property.

If a neighbour's tree or hedge is growing over into your garden, you cannot make them cut it back. However, you do have the right to remove overgrowing branches yourself, but only back to the common boundary. Any cuttings must be offered back to the tree or hedge owner.