We are in the process of planning the evergreen screen for the backyard of our home. Right now it is very open and very large. In the future we will put the deck and possibly the pool, but want to start the screen asap. Any recommendations on the selection of the plants and any other provisions to keep in mind would be appreciated. You can see on the photo that the messy neighbors and always hungry deers are both serious issues for us.
Commented on Apr 22, 2012
its very useful info that milorganite keeps deer away from plants. I will use it on my
arborvitaes. I like that its 'goof proof' wont kill plants. and it comes from an 'organic' source and not just a bunch of chemicals, (Still, just the fact that it repels deer is interesting).
Last October or November Home Depot had the outdoor shrubs (big arborvitae etc) for half price. - a good time to really beef up the privacy hedge planting. get them in the ground before the first frost.