Creating a Privacy Screen
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Looking for a way to create a little privacy from your neighbors? Or maybe you’re just looking for a creative fix to decorate that white picket fence around the backyard? Whether using flowers, shrubs or evergreen plants, planting a privacy screen is an easy, functional way to add beauty and color to your backyard.
Identify and measure out planting bed for privacy screen, spray area with spray paint
Prepare planting bed by tilling bed area and incorporating soil conditioner
Place plants in a straight line or zig-zag pattern, spacing them no closer together than their diameter at maturity.
At maturity, Green Giant Arborvitae will spread 6′, space plants at least 6′ apart no matter the size at planting.
Plant the plants according to how they were spaced out
Spread 1-2″ of decorative mulch in bed
Recommended Evergreen Plants for Privacy Screens:
Green Giant Arborvitae
Nellie Stevens Holly
Emily Bruner Holly
Sky Pencil Japanese Holly
Spartan Juniper (sandy soils, full sun)