Need help with privacy screening!
Hi all, I'm new to gardening and moved into this home at the end of the summer last year. I basically worked on moving in and clean up in the yard and didn't pay much attention to the surroundings. This year I really want to sink my teeth into the gardens. The first area I want to tend to is the small garden in the back. Currently it has a small weeping japanese maple, some ferns I threw in at the end of the season (obviously these can be transplanted) and what I believe is some kind of lilac tree. There is a road in the back so I am looking for something evergreen that will grow tall but not too tall as I am hoping to keep, at minimum, the japanese maple and I don't want whatever I plant to take away from it. At first I was thinking of a Leyland cypress but then found out how huge they get, then I was thinking of a rhododendron but they are slow growing and I want the privacy asap....so now I am stuck! Please help!
The photo I have included is the view from our dinette.