(Closed) Natural barriers

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Post # 3
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

About 15years ago onn one side of my parents house they planted 4 evergreens, and they are HUGE now.  They block the wind from that side of the house and gives them so much privacy.  They are low maintenance, and I’ve seen them in my cousins yards in Florida, so they should survive GA. 

Post # 5
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Are you looking for a more solid barrier that things/people won’t be able to easily pass through or just something to show where the property line is?

If you’re looking to more just indicate the property line, I think trees are great.  But things/people can go between the trees so they won’t really keep anything in or out.  A row of hedges of some sort might be better for that (although they’re more maintanence than trees as they need to be trimmed).

If you have a green thumb, creating a landscaped flower/plant bad along the edge of the property would also look really nice (although again, won’t keep anything in or out).

Post # 6
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

we have a wire fence that has hedges over it so you cant see the barrier,and trees in there as well,which are good but block out a lot of sun (our garden is on a huge slope lol)x

Post # 7
184 posts
Blushing bee

Leyland cypresses do great in georgia.  The fill out nicely and create a great barrier.  They stay green all year long, and they do get pretty tall.  They’re a good wind breaker, too.

Post # 9
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Do pine trees work? I’m in MI so I know the climates are way different, but people use those as a barrier here a lot because they last perfectly all year.

Post # 11
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

White Cedars (Thuja occidentalis) make a great barrier, and if you plant them close enough together they form a tight hedge that you can’t pass through. A better choice for smaller yards is Emerald Cedar (Thuja occ. ‘Emerald’) They are narrower and need to be planted 3-4 ft. apart to form a tight hedge. They grow 15-30 ft. high which makes a great privacy hedge.

There are many other kinds of plants as well, Juniper, Yew, for small areas, Pine, Spruce, Fir, for larger areas.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Post # 12
1317 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve got just the thing for you – berberis! Berberis vulgaris were what I labeled my public enemy #2! When we moved into our home, we were prepared to tackle a ginormous hedge – but we weren’t prepared with all the different kinds of plants growing INSIDE of it! Berberis is this prickly thing with gorgeous red berries and the leaves also change colors. It tops our eradication list because it has torns — tons of them! There’s a church close-by that uses it as a hedge and it’s gorgeous, but deadly!!! Well not really deadly, but you don’t wanna ever fall on that thing!

I couldn’t find a picture of it as a green hedge online (only a stray bush or a huge bush) but the way it looks small is really cool because the individual branches fray out so they have this really cool effect from afar. The leaves even turn red during autumn.

I’m not sure if it’ll grow in GA though – but these suckers sure are hardy! Here it is when it’s red:

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Post # 13
1317 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Here’s the berries close-up and picture that looks like the one by the church (I still can’t find it green):

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Post # 14
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We actually put up a fairly large trellis made of wood and in the summer time we plant flowers/plants that climb the trellis to give privacy so no one can look in between the little gaps.

Post # 15
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I kow you said you don’t want a fence, but when I was younger my parents grew wasteria vines into trelises on a fence and they were stunning! 

Also, my dad’s fence is covered by a grape vine – also super nice, although it’s a bit messy. 

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