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

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
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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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