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|04-18-2011, 09:53 AM||#1|
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Planting Emerald Green Arborvitaes
I want to screen the rear of my yard with Arborvitaes. My yard was leveled last year and right now I have a 2' high retaining wall made out of concrete block. Within this wall there is 24 inches of planting area before a 1 foot wood retaining wall separates my yard from my neighbors. The wood wall is sunk down 6 inches and my neighbors' yard is opposite that. The length of this area is 80'. I have several questions regarding the planting of the arborvitaes:
Is this enough space to plant the arborvitaes?
Will the roots be ok since there is the 6" wall under the surface separating my yard from my neighbors?
How many would I need to obtain full screening?
Should I plant them 2' on center?
Thanks for any help!
Here's a crosssection of the yard to help explain what I am saying:
Last edited by zephed666; 04-18-2011 at 11:59 AM.
|04-18-2011, 11:32 PM||#2|
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No expert by any means here but I have planted these type arbovities .
I would plant them at the lowest level and a good couple of feet from the block wall.
Where you want to plant them they may push out your wall.
You could plant sedum ect in the 2 ft space
Spaced at 3 to 3.5 ft apart , the emerald green will take a few years to fill
in but look much nicer IMO as they will bush out.
One or two soaker hoses ( one on each side) for the dry periods are a must ( for the first couple/three yrs ) and no fertilizer for the first year.
I use miracle grow DILUTED 1/3 strength and just a sprinkle on rare
occasion ( only as needed ) and this will bring out the nice color.
Use lots of mulch.
Last edited by High Gear; 04-18-2011 at 11:36 PM.
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