Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Landscaping & Lawn Care

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-22-2011, 07:58 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 152
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Forsythia for privacy hedge?


Our rear property line is 75' long and backs up to the backyard of another home. I am working on building an area at the rear of the yard with a firepit, picnic table, etc...and would like some privacy. There are a number of mature trees on the property line, but for the most part it's wide open, so I'd like to plant a "privacy hedge" along the line to close our backyard in. Would forsythia be a good choice? I've read that some varieties will grow up to 8-10 feet tall and 8-10 feet in diameter, so I was hoping that if I planted to them about 7' apart along the line (set back about 4' to allow them room to grow) that they would grow into a nice dense hedge.

Badfish740 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 08:14 AM   #2
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,859
Rewards Points: 2,366
Default

Forsythia for privacy hedge?


Forsythia will form a tall hedge quickly---However they require a lot of pruning --that's the drawback to that hedge.

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 02:39 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 66
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Forsythia for privacy hedge?


I want a natural looking privacy and sound barrier on my lot. I plan on planting a mix of some or all of these evergreens: English Laurel, Dwarf Waxmyrtle, Sarcococca, and Loropetalum. Forsythia can help with summer privacy. I may plant a few, but as accent pieces, not for privacy. I've heard you can break off a branch and throw it in the ground to start a new bush.
sippinjoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
using hedge trimmer on a hot day dinosaur1 Landscaping & Lawn Care 5 06-09-2011 06:20 PM
Hedge Question william duffer Landscaping & Lawn Care 9 02-16-2010 03:18 AM
Electric Hedge Trimmer? jage Tools 1 11-09-2009 07:53 PM
Hedge trimmer, cut through the wire (how can I fix it) BostonsBadBoy Electrical 13 10-16-2009 06:29 AM
Any practical way to remove a hedge fence? Beginner here jamesrwrightiii Landscaping & Lawn Care 19 10-07-2009 06:50 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.