Taming an overgrown yard of a newly bought home
I just bought a home in zone 5 and have a row of overgrown boxwoods along a wooden plank fence. I enjoy the privacy they offer, yet they are destroying the fence they are along. Additionally, they are about 20 feet high but are very thin along the base of the bushes. What can I do to downsize these bushes to allow me to repair the fence and see them thicken along the bottom 6-12 inches of the shrubs? I hesitate to cut them to the ground and start over because their height really does offer great privacy.