Neighbor Invastion
June 8, 2014 in Design Dilemma
This is the view from my deck. Great neighbor but really.... some privacy would be nice. We've considered planting trees but don't think they'll ever be tall enough to block neighbors view from their deck. Suggestions and ideas greatly appreciated.
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Leland Cypress! Fast growing and tall. But I suppose it depends on where you are located.
June 8, 2014 at 8:21AM     
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In Washington state. Thank you.
June 8, 2014 at 8:28AM   
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Ask the neighbours to plant cedars or pines along the ridge. Offer to pay for half. Or stick up a privacy screen (lattice perhaps) along your deck railing.
June 8, 2014 at 8:29AM   
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Leland Cypresses should do well. Seriously, they grow many feet a year.
June 8, 2014 at 4:06PM     
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Coastal Redwoods grow amazingly fast! Up to three feet a year. We planted some 14 years ago and thought, "Oh, the next owners will benefit." We were wrong. They are beautiful!
June 8, 2014 at 4:11PM   
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You could create a beautiful forest of redwood, azaleas, ferns...

June 8, 2014 at 4:14PM     
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I strongly recommend against cypresses. They are overused on lot lines and IMO, look terrible in this usage. I'd recommend just a few trees, faster growers, placed not pushed up against fence, but in a location where they tend to screen the neighbor's deck. You don't need absolute privacy or 100% really just need something in the foreground to screen the view and give your eye a better place to focus. Right now the neighbor's deck is the main thing in view. Actually, if that's the worst neighbor view you ever experience in your life, you're doing extremely well.

Perhaps your neighbors would allow you to plant some groundcover or vines on that bare dirt portion of the slope.
June 8, 2014 at 4:32PM     
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