Simple idea for keeping backyard from becoming a public path

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  • Wanda Wanda on May 10, 2018
    No tresspassing signs
  • Sharon Sharon on May 10, 2018
    Called a fence.
  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 10, 2018
    Could we see a photo? Of the obviously delightful backyard thruway
    • Jabree Jabree on May 10, 2018
      I was thinking ideas that could use plants that are fast growers. Any types come to mind?
  • A photo would be helpful. Without knowing what you have to work with, I would arrange the space so that it has visual barriers to stop people from traipsing through your yard. What happened to the unspoken rule that you do not wander through other people's campsites should apply to neighbors yards - just common courtesy.
  • Jim Jim on May 11, 2018
    PERHAPS ROSE OR RASPBERRY BUSHES - START SMALL AND GROW WIDE.
    • Jabree Jabree on May 12, 2018
      Thanks Jim, I think a combination of roses will be pretty and a deterrent because of the thorns.
  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 11, 2018
    There are at least two questions: how tall do you want them to be? Privacy screen or waist high? And what kind of soil do you have?
    I would spend a beautiful day touring local garden center, yaking notes and photos. A good garden center tags all plants saying how wide and tall they’ll get. Also, whether they’re fast growers.


    There are lots of suggestions if you Google shrubs for Tampa area, but, there is also a Master Gardener site which could advise, as well as a University of Florida
    Extension service who could advise you.

    I think you’re looking for a hedge, because folks would just step over a simple bed. Dwarf Holly’s would certainly slow them down.


  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on May 11, 2018
    Fences, knock out roses planted.
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