What is it that you’re hoping to accomplish in landscaping your property line? Once you answer that over-arching question, many of the details will fall into place (with a little aid from the ideas I present here). As you’ll see from reading the information below, deciding on how to landscape a boundary largely comes down to sifting through your various options.

Hedges

These typically well-trimmed plants are about as close to a living fence as you can get. They’re usually thick enough to provide a significant amount of privacy. You will need to work to maintain them, though. Hedges need trimming to maintain those crisp, clean lines. This is something we can take care of!

Fences

There are several choices available when it comes to fencing. Noise barriers not only keep out unwelcome sounds, but they give the added benefit of blocking unwanted staring. On a pure security basis, you can’t beat the traditional chain-link fence, though you won’t get much privacy from it. Wooden fences are good options for both security and privacy. However, you’ll need to stain or paint them. PVC vinyl fences are a lower-maintenance alternative, but may cost more.

Colorful Fast-Growing Shrubs

If you opt for something a bit more natural, chances are that you don’t want to wait years for your privacy screen to grow. Fortunately, there are some good choices for you! Evergreen shrubs can be planted at a large size and they’re fast growers. Give us a call and we can help you with suggesting what’s popular in your area.

Mix-and-Match

You can mix and match evergreens and flowering shrubs for maximum effect. There are even broad-leaved evergreens that actually flower quite a lot and very colorfully. You’ll get the privacy you want, plus a beautiful, colorful property line that will add to the enjoyment of your landscape.

Stone Walled

Some people may want to landscape their property line not for security, privacy or a windbreak, but simply as an eye-catching hardscape element. It’s undeniable that a traditional stone wall adds beauty to certain landscapes. If your only goal is to beautify your landscape, while “marking your territory,” stone walls are a great option and there are many kinds from which you can choose. This is also right up our alley, contact us for further information!