Need a plan for a 130ft hedge!
I've been lurking around for a while now and decided to jump in with a plea for help!!! I'm sort of a newb when it comes to landscape and plants in general so I need all the help I can get!!!
I would like to plant a privacy hedge along the back of my property. (Picture attached) It's 130 feet of chain link. I initially thought of going with one long row of the same thing. I thought about a row of TX Sage but even though they are supposed to be evergreen - I have one in my front flower bed that is for sure NOT green!!! Then thought maybe a row of Pampas Grass since it is supposedly so easy. A row of wax myrtle or holly seems fine - just kind of boring. However, the longer I look around here - the more a mixed hedge appeals to me... only I have no CLUE how to design it or make it look right!
I need low maintenance, drought resistant plants... that can also take the cold. We are just west of Fort Worth and this year's winter was a hard one! And I'm not the type to be out in the yard a lot tending to plants so they need to be very easy going and forgiving!
I don't care for red-tip photinas and that seems to be what everyone I talk to recommends!! I would love some flowering shrubs but don't feel confident in mixing and matching without a plan... afraid I might make it all look silly!
Plant size/width doesn't really matter because I think I have plenty of room to work with. It's at least 170 feet away from the house. The site gets full sun too... if that helps!