Sherenne Flanagan
Sherenne Flanagan
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Asked on Oct 7, 2017

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Aaa29301983Robyn GarnerSusan
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i am looking for ideas on how to landscape and tier the back of our house block. We have limited access to the back as people own the blocks of land to the side and behind.
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8 answers
  • Wendy
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Hello!! I saw some gorgeous ideas on Pinterest, check em out! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/534661786985198793/?lp=true
  • Joanie
    on Oct 8, 2017

    I planted 7 Green Giant, Emerald Arborvitae's. They grow fast, they are resistant to weather and critters. Mine are doin' wonderful and it has been almost a year now. NO problems and I live in the country. I am very pleased.
  • Joanie
    on Oct 8, 2017

    If you can afford a fence.......that would also work.
  • Cori Widen
    on Oct 8, 2017

    How about a pallet fence? You can likely get the pallets for free or cheap!
  • JudyH
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Does the property to the right of the fence belong to you? If so, I would suggest azaleas under the pines on the land and slope on the far right. On the left, hide the fence with Italian Cypress or some other fast growing tree/scrub. Seed and fertilize the green grass area to cover bare places.
  • Susan
    on Oct 8, 2017

    you want to terrace the property? or do you just want to pretty it up? The answers you've gotten are for pretty.... if you want to terrace??? Back breaking work but VERY worth it... Try youtube for ideas and instructions!!
  • Robyn Garner
    on Oct 9, 2017

    IF the back area is damp/moist/wet in the spring or at least isn't a dry area, think about weeping willow trees. They literally grow as you watch them and wouldn't be an issue when they drop their low branches in fall because it's far from the house.

    I agree that arborvitae is a great choice also for privacy and they are very resistant to pests, etc.

    Another tree choice is eucalyptus. I had planted 1 in my front yard 4 years ago at 3' tall. It came down last month during Irma  because their roots are shallow and so not resistant to high winds (my mistake!). It was 40' tall, meaning it grew 10' per year! And, the leaves smell nice when crushed.

    All these would give you a great start for large specimens and/or privacy that will look established very quickly. None will "break the bank" if you shop carefully (eucalyptus online ebay, willows are cheap) or break your backs putting in.
    • Robyn Garner
      on Oct 9, 2017

      Thanks so much for your condolences Ccrow! I was truly heartbroken as it was the centerpiece of the tiny front lawn. I was truly fortunate that it missed the house & car literally by 1". We couldn't even exit the front door it was so close lol.
  • Aaa29301983
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Create a meandering path down to a shaded bench the bottom of the hill where a water fall or trickling stream ends in a pool of goldfish. Don't forget to heat the pool of goldfish in the winter or take them in to an aquarium.
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