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Old 01-26-2015, 10:19 AM   #1
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New England property privacy


Our neighbors who have many surveillance cameras , we feel that are encroaching on our privacy. We need specific plant and landscape ideas to give us the privacy that we desire. Budget is a issue we just need this view to go away fast, we live in a old 210+ yr farmhouse. Oh stupid looking cheapo depot fence is their idea.......:ma d:
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:22 AM   #2
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Any one of the many fast growing Bamboo's that suit your fancy.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:56 AM   #3
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Ayuh,.... Lilacs,... in just a couple of years, you'll have a wall there,....
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Fat Albert spruce get about 10-15' high. Make a good wind break and deer resistant too.
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Tall Juniper....???

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Tall upright junipers make good windbreaks, large hedges and striking accents in the landscape. "Hetzii Columnaris" (Juniperus chinensis "Hetzii Columnaris") is a vigorously growing juniper, reaching 10 to 15 feet tall and 5 feet wide at maturity. "Hetzii Columnaris" grows well in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 9 and can readily be shaped into topiary. "Sylvestris" (Juniperus chinensis "Sylvestris") has fragrant green foliage and its pyramidal form can reach 15 to 25 feet tall and 3 to 10 feet wide in USDA zones 4a through 10a. Southern Red Cedar (Juniperus silicola) is a large pyramidal or columnar shrub or tree, growing 30 to 45 feet tall with a spread of 20 to 25 feet. Southern Red Cedar grows rapidly in USDA zones 8a through 10b in sun or part shade and is pest-resistant. Southern Red Cedar is useful as a screen, specimen or Christmas tree.
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Any one of the many fast growing Bamboo's that suit your fancy.
Thank you, yes I have been looking at bamboo we are in s. nh and I really don't know enough about it, I was planning on bringing the arbor closer and have fill and soil brought in to raise the bed a few feet to give the chance of privacy a kickstart, it's sad when you have to do this because of prying eyes, we'd rather not confront these people because of them being so strange ........ The so called fence has been moved 2-3 times since the fall to suit there needs. Party's/ snow removal ect. Mind you the line or border has not been agreed on legally "survey ect" it's just obvious that they just want to make us uncomfortable in our home, in our mind childish, so we will have to spend $$ that we really don't have. But we are determined to become comfortable again in our dream home, so your idea of bamboo is intriguing, please share any info it will be great... Thank you so much
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Point a camera at their place.

Add a bright light that shines towards their house at night. That will do wonders for washing out any camera views they have.

Bamboo is fast...but, usually only grows in warmer climates.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo

If it was me, I'd go down to a local tree nursery and talk to them. You might be able to buy enough 6' or so Junipers to make your fence.

A cautionary word about property lines. Make sure you know where it is and don't let them encroach on it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverse_possession
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yep, what ddawg16 said, but before going to nursery, I suggest your county extension agent. Those evergreens are nice, grow thick, and are beautiful.

On a 'mean' note; you might consider some hand-held powerful (2 million candlepower) spotlights, useful around the farm, and if they randomly hit encroaching cameras, 'oh well'.
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Reason number 612 to not have neighbors.
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The guys one of those Richie rich I have all the toys geek live in a stick built, vinyl sided things sort of big time contractor wanna be.... I'm not impressed not one bit. We live in a old farmhouse/ w barn that they have no appreciation for, I am 100% disabled and work tirelessly on updating and improving our home, it angers me that a person thinks that he can do whatever he wants.........just a lonely couple no children in a way too big playpen

Sorry venting. Thank you so much
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If you have access to dirt or backfill from any job sites, you could build a berm possibly. You would have to make sure it doesn't violate any property codes but if you can get a 6' berm and plant virtually any shrub you will have 8' privacy 'fence',
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