Living privacy fences have a number of advantages over artificially constructed ones.
First, they’re seen as being a natural part of the landscape but are better suited for non-urban environments where concrete and asphalt dominate.
Second, they are naturally bidirectional, meaning they offer privacy for property on both sides of the fence. One fence serves two purposes.
Third, they act as a screen to significantly reduce undesirable sights and sounds in the environment.
The idea of privacy should not be confused with the idea of hiding something. Instead, it should be seen as a way of minimizing unwanted intrusions.
A living privacy fence will likely not conceal the fact that a house is on fire, something that we would hope our neighbors watch out for.
There are a variety of living fences that can be used for privacy, including hedges, vines, and trees.
Landscaping Birmingham AL – Advantages of Living Privacy Fences
Cost – They are cheaper than artificially constructed privacy fences.
Aesthetics – They bring beauty in an array of colors and forms.
Unregulated – There are almost no zoning ordinances that the owner has to worry about.
Many living privacy fences require little maintenance, while others require some time and effort to keep their appearance up. Depending on where you live, this maintenance task can be seasonal, or year around.
There are a number of considerations once choosing to have a living privacy fence, perhaps the most important consideration being the desired height of the fence. Not every plant may be able to accommodate your demand for height privacy.
A second and important consideration is the type of environment available for your living privacy fence to thrive. A lack of sunlight or dry conditions may result in holes in your fence, defeating the purpose.
You should talk with a reputable and qualified landscaping professional to get the best information and see what is possible through the creation of a living privacy fence.
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