Growing a Privacy Wall
If you have an issue of everybody observing your private outdoor area, one of the ideas to deal with it is to use a green privacy wall, which can be actually grown by yourself! Follow these easy tips on growing your own privacy wall!
Green Privacy Fence
So, if you consider being green all the way, choosing alive objects in your garden instead of plain wood or metal for fencing, especially if you are in need of a screen to protect your privacy – then green privacy fence is an excellent option. If you are still hesitant on why green fences are better than the conventional options, here is something to consider: green fences are not only protecting your privacy, they are also really nice to look at!
Well, before starting to grow your own green fence, consider the location of your privacy spots. If you want this fence to be around your whole property, you will have to invest more into this project, but it pays off eventually. So, another thing to consider before starting the project is the type of greenery you want. Generally these “green fences” can be practically from anything, really: grapevines, bamboo, shrubs, at last trees! If you want a fastest version, try grapevines, or some fast growing greenery. This by the way can be discovered by learning what geographical zone you are in, and what plants are native to your area.
So, among other things to think about is the width of the “fence”, most opt for 5-10 feet. Then outline the lines of your property and make sure that the future fence is not in a way of some other objects, like a roofline! Check where the utilities run below the ground, so that you won’t hit them with your shovel when you’ll start planting. In case of using a grapevine, you might want a trellis support wall. Once your green wall starts to give the first results of protecting your privacy, don’t forget to take care of it by trimming and it will serve you better. Among the most popular choices for green fences are: evergreens, grape vines, forsythia, azalea, rose bushes or raspberry and other fruit-bearing bushes, Old Fashion Lilac (Syringa vulgaris), Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus) and Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).