We’ll take a look at some of the top trees and shrubs for a privacy fence.
Privacy Fence Ideas
Consider what you want from your privacy trees. Evergreens are perfect for diminishing noise and offering screening throughout the year.
Trees provide fall colors or spring flowers, but when the leaves fall, you lose your privacy. That may be okay if you’re okay with two or three-season privacy.
How tall do you want the screen to be? You’ll have to match that height to the expanding height of the foliage you pick.
If you’d like that privacy sooner rather than later, you’ll want trees and shrubs that grow fast. For some suggestions, ask a Buffalo arborist.
Hedges for Privacy
Hedges are the traditional privacy screen. Sheared hedges are perhaps the most common. They can be chopped to any height and deliver a clean, beautiful look.
Arborvitae is another well-liked choice. Green Giant Arborvitae is a fast-growing, widespread hedge that can rise to over 50 feet tall. It can expand as much as four feet in 12 months. Emerald Arborvitae sprouts up to 15 feet tall but can be cut shorter.
Potted plants are great for pool and deck areas. Your pool and patio are great places to relax, catch some sun, or entertain.
But can you get privacy without barring the sun? You might want to shield a small, specific area with a row of top-height, potted plants. Get plants that grow fast vertically and don’t shrink under the sun.
If you want privacy while sustaining the visual appeal of your outdoor space, consider flowering shrubs. While they provide an attractive look, there can be disadvantages. Feather reed grasses grow over seven feet but will die during the winter. Other flowering shrubs will go months with no growth, giving your landscape a bare look.
Evergreen and flowering combination
Planting a row of evergreens and displaying a couple of rows of flowering shrubs could give the ideal balance of functionality and beauty. You can also have a row of evergreens or grasses for more privacy instead of installing a privacy fence.
Talk to a tree specialist to decide the best options for your property. They can take your privacy needs from concept to inception.
If your tree is infested with ants, then you need to take the required steps to eliminate that issue. Ants travel up and down a tree trunk and vanish into the cavity, where they settle. Because of those nesting chances and the virtual comfort ants have when living inside a tree, if the problem isn’t managed ASAP, the number of ants in the tree will probably continue to rise.
The huge, black ants that mostly are inside of the tree are called carpenter ants. These ants seemingly always draw attention. It doesn’t matter if they’re creeping on the floor in your basement, covering your garden, going into the ground, or going out and in of a tree trunk.
Ants on tree…need to get rid of them!
Ants love stumps and logs, but they also like to settle in trees, particularly mature ones that have plenty of wood that is rotten or dead, wood that should be trimmed off. When nesting, ants use trees with wood that is already decayed because of the extreme amount of moisture in these trees. The brittle and softness of the wood give the ants the capability to set up and form colonies.
The rot might have been caused by numerous factors: the environment, stress, diseases, or other insects destroying branches and limbs. It doesn’t matter what brought on the earlier damage. It creates decay. Once that occurs, the ants can move in and take over.
It is imperative to remember that ants aren’t the ones who are damaging the tree initially. They are just taking advantage of the conditions that are present.
The ants might make the damage worse and stop the tree from increasing its strength, but they are not the reason for the issue itself when it first occurs. When the ants pounce, they nest by chewing holes through the wood. The ants can’t eat the wood. Instead, the wood is tossed aside and thrown out from the nests as sawdust.
The importance of getting rid of ants
While they aren’t the ones doing the damage, ants play a significant role in halting a tree from being at total strength. It is crucial to make sure that ants are kept out of other structures close, like your home or garden, where they can be disruptive and a nuisance.
If you want to get professional help, call a business that specializes in tree care services.
Buffalo Tree Service wants to help you in every aspect of tree care available. We are here to give you tips, tricks, and helpful hints to make sure that you give all the love you can to your trees!
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