Plant a Living Screen- For Pete's sake please don't go plant a row of Emerald Arborvitaes along your property line! Let's give this over-used evergreen a break...If it's a narrow evergreen you're after, try Techny Arborvitae. Or better yet, mix a few varieties of evergreen and get creative with the arrangement. This will not only look more appealing, but offer resistance to diseases that some varieties may be more susceptible to than others.
Create a Naturalized Border- This is my personal favorite. While considering many factors, arrange a variety of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and trees in a fashion that mimics mother nature. Often times native species work best for creating the look of a truly natural screening, and incorporating some large natural stone can really turn this "screen" into more of a focal point.
One more tip-get the neighbors involved! It might surprise you that they are interested in some privacy screening as well, and I have even seen neighbors spit the cost and work together! We are happy to be a resource for you as well. Please don't hesitate to give the design staff at R&A a call anytime to discuss your privacy project!Be sure to follow us on Pinterest and Facebook for new ideas and inspiration. You can also check out our Houzz page, featuring recent projects and client reviews. Contact us today to get started on your next outdoor living project!