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Guys Mills, PA
LauraLeh
Apr 12, 2020 1:03 PM CST
Hi!

My name is Laura and we live in zone 5. We would like to plant something for privacy between us and our neighbor's house! Our houses are about 60-70 yards apart, so there's plenty of room for something to grow. I've included a picture of this side of our yard; the blue line is the edge of our property. The red trailer is our neighbors.
Our area has a lot of deer, birds, and blustery winds. Our yard is very wet and there is a septic tank or some sort of pipes underground on that side of our house. I should add that since our house is not very close to the neighbors, we are looking for more of a visual block than actual privacy. Our neighbors aren't in our business; rather, its a trailer with a lot of toys, chairs, and a burn pile in their yard. We'd like some visual simplicity and beauty when we look at that side of property. I don't know anything about plants, but I know a maple tree won't give us the privacy we need! We live in the country and a neatly trimmed hedge doesn't seem to fit with our setting.

What would you recommend?

Thank you!
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Name: Amanda
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pepper23
Apr 12, 2020 1:51 PM CST
Red twig dogwoods- Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Arrowwood Viburnums- Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)

Blackhaw Viburnums- Blackhaw Viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium)

Serviceberry- Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)

Summersweet- Sweet Pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia)

Ninebark. Ninebarks (Physocarpus)

Those are all some good choices. There are more options also but this is a start.
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