Need to improve my border

libratravelJuly 24, 2014

One year ago, we bought this house which shares a border with the entrance to a golf course. We seek privacy, some winter interest / evergreens, and some height. Each of the shrubs along this border ( currently wiegela, viburnums, forsythia and lilacs.. Among others) are generally 6-8 feet tall. We added a veggie garden which has provided some barrier but the work is not complete. This area is currently full sun- FYI. This photo was taken from the golf course property.

Thoughts about enriching that border...
1) I want to create more of a mixed border... Perhaps 3-4 hinoki cypresses along the golf course side of the garden for added privacy. Thoughts? Deer are an issue.
2) I want to add an ornamental tree... Thinking either a forest pansy redbud or a dogwood with three shamrock holly underneath. For the height and the winter interest.
3) would like to add some shade down the line. We are inundated with pm sun... Would like to add either a maple or honey locust somewhere on that side of the backyard... For eventual shade. Thoughts?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
libratravel

Additional pic included. Also taken from golf course property.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 10:23PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Trying to design a border in front of elevated deck
I want to plant several shrubs in front of my elevated...
northraleighguy
tall hedge or tress for privacy screen.
I have posted this before in older forums. Not able...
ritholtz47
On Site Calculations - Area
If you do construction as well as design, sooner or...
pls8xx
Raised Garden Bed Construction Help
Hello Everyone! What wonderful help! I've built about...
Garden Chickee
Front yard design help
Looking to finally put some plants in the front yard....
Matt Johnston
Sponsored Products
Dream Form 10-inch Queen-size Gel Memory Foam Mattress
Overstock.com
Home Decorators Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Home Decorators Collection Rugs
$89.00 | Home Depot
Vivienne Fireplace Screen - GOLD
$365.00 | Horchow
Myth Cream Wallpaper R1073, sample
Walls Republic
Mystique Aura Harvest Gold Rectangular: 4 Ft. 10 In. x 7 Ft. 10 In. Rug
$359.00 | Bellacor
Homelegance Pottery Full Bunk Bed in White
Beyond Stores
New Hand Knotted Veg Dyed Oushak Runner 3'x12' Aqua Blue Turkish Wool Rug H3574
BH Sun Inc
Tile Lamp
Lightology
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™