How to Plant a Privacy Barrier

How to Plant a Privacy Barrier

Question:


What should I plant to get a very low-maintenance screen of evergreen trees for privacy as well as a sound barrier?

Answer:


There are quite a few choices of evergreen trees to choose from but I would sick to Arborvitae as they have a huge range of growing conditions from Zone 2 (Very cold areas up north) to Zone 6 and 7 which means full sun. Also you do not have to worry about pruning the tree on a regular basis to keep its shape on the top as well as bottom.

If you would like to get some privacy from your neighbours, roads or buildings right away what I suggest you do is start with some quite mature shrubs or trees so around 6 feet in height some green foliage and make sure they have moist roll balls. Once the specimens hit their full maturity they will be around 15 feet tall which is the perfect height for privacy. Make sure when you plant them you keep them just fall enough apart that they do not grow into one another which can stunt their growth quite a bit.

How to Plant a Privacy Barrier Steps

Instructions:


1. Draw out your lines with spray paint on your dirt and make sure the holes for the trees are about 2 to 3 times the size of the root ball
2. Again make sure the trees are spaced out enough so they will not grow into one another.
3. As you dig your dirt out to keep things clean use a tarp to transfer the soil with a spade shovel preferably.
4. Lay the whole tree down on its side in order to take the root out of the tub
5. Stand the tree up up gently with it root ball in the trench. If your tree just happens to have burlap just roll it into the trench and then cut off the fabric
6. Make sure you turn your trees best side to your yard as this is what you will be looking at
7. Start to measure the placement of your trees from root to root to make sure you have enough room between each tree
8. Get our your cultivator and start carefully scrapping across the top, sides and bottom of each of your root balls to start to expose the tiny roots that will allow them to absorb fertilizer and water.
9. Get out your wheelbarrow and mix together 2 parts excavated soil or top soil and 1 part compost then use this mixture to back fill your trench back up to grade again.
10. Make sure you form a pretty deep soil dam around each tree and make sure it is wider than the diameter that the root ball was.
11. Fill all of you deep dams around the trees with water and make sure you wait until it is absorbed and then repeat.
12. Once all absorbed rake away the dam that you formed and add your 2 – 3 inch layer of mulch but make sure you keep the mulch away from trunk to prevent any type of rotting
13. Through out the first growing season make sure you water your trees once a week at a minimum of course unless it rains then you can skip a week.
14. Pay close attention to your soil around your trees and if it is kind of sandy and there is no rain for 2 weeks water or if you soil has a lot of clay water it every 4 weeks.

DIY Tape Christmas Tree Wall Art

DIY Tape Christmas Tree Wall Art

Thinking about redecorating your home in the near future. Well this is the perfect time for some DIY inspiration. There are so many different ways to make beautiful wall art so really what it comes down to is what suits you. Check out the DIY Tape Christmas Tree Wall Art which gives you a place to put your Christmas tree for the holidays regardless if you have room or not.

Wall Art Ideas

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Button Tree Wall Art

Button Tree Wall Art

Here is a really cool project to take on this month. This Button Tree Wall Art tutorial at Crafts By Amanda blog is actually really easy to follow and does not require you to be a complete artist. I personally love projects that have a lot of wow factor to them and this is one of those projects that you will get some really nice compliments about. Give it a shot!

Art Ideas

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12 Awesome Ways To Use Tree Branches In Your Home Decor

12 Awesome Ways To Use Tree Branches In Your Home Decor

Check out this great collection of 12 Awesome Ways To Use Tree Branches In Your Home Decor. My favorite idea I have featured in the picture above. Hanging photo frames and decor from a tree branch in your living room. Who ever thought that something so simple would look so great as home decor.

Tree Branch Home Decor

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Miley Cyrus Tree Ornament

Miley Cyrus Tree Ornament

We thought this Miley Cyrus Tree Ornament would be a funny addition to your tree this year. Its a very simple craft and it looks like she is riding the ornament. Love this idea I got quite the laugh out of it. Sometimes you need to be a little less serious and just have fun with decorations.

Tree Ornament

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Christmas Tree Napkin Folding

Christmas Tree Napkin Folding

Hosting Christmas can be a challenge and it typically requires you to be a touch on the creative side in order to entertain and wow your guests. So we have found this Christmas Tree Napkin Folding Tutorial just for you. I have made quite a few of these last year and I have to say my guests were super impressed.

Napkin Ideas

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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

If you are starting to plan out your Christmas treats then you have come to the right place. Today we are featuring a really unique way of making a Christmas Tree Cupcake. Its really not that hard to make and I have made something very similar so I can say the taste is absolutely amazing. Try putting some candy cane bits either inside of the cupcake itself of sprinkle on your tree for extra taste.

Cupcake Ideas

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DIY Modern Wooden Christmas Tree Display Shelf

DIY Modern Wooden Christmas Tree Display Shelf

As the holidays approach the DIY and craft project lovers typically break out their glue guns and creatively come up with a few really easy winter season projects to take on. Today we are featuring a DIY Modern Wooden Christmas Tree Display Shelf. This is perfect for storing holiday decor and small gifts.

Here is the link:

Christmas Tree Display Shelf

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Paper Christmas Tree

Folded Paper Christmas Tree

More Christmas crafts you ask? Alright here is another cute and well very easy Christmas craft for you, your family or even your kids. Make as many of these as you like and decorate your house. Aren’t they super cute?

Want more ideas for Christmas? Here is a link to a bunch more of our Christmas Ideas:

Holiday/Christmas Ideas

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Hershey Kiss Christmas Tree Gifts

Hershey Kiss Christmas Tree Gifts

Here is another great DIY gift idea for those Hershey Kiss lovers out there. Nothing is better then a homemade gift with a kiss inside well other than a real kiss on Christmas morning. Why go out and buy boxes of chocolates or baskets when you can make your own.

Here’s the link to the full tutorial:

Christmas Tree Gift

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DIY Easy Feather Christmas Tree

DIY Easy Feather Christmas Tree

If you are starting to search for some DIY ideas for Christmas then this is a really easy start to adding some Christmas decor to your home. Give this DIY Easy Feather Christmas Tree a try and keep it for years to come. You will not be disappointed in this idea these are great.

Here is the link:

Feather Christmas Tree

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Family Tree Wall Decal

family-tree-wall-decor-decal

When I first came across the Family Tree Wall Decal was amazed by its beauty and uniqueness among other walls I have seen in friends and family houses. It gives you that sense of warmth when you think that all these people are or were a part of this family and they are all connected in some way or another. As soon as I seen this I went out to my local store to find one and purchase one because I know I have a lot of family and they all deserve a place on my wall.

Also, this decal can be used to create a wonderful wall decoration in a baby nursery or child’s room. We used a similar one in our baby nursery and decorated the branches with birds, photos, and other little creatures.

Tree Decal for Family Tree Wall Decoration