Help! No Privacy in Yard. City can't zone against nature!!
We live on a irregular corner lot -- no backyard, only 2 front (or corner side yards). We had one small area for privacy (deck with a fence), until the city made us take our fence down to a very low level (image).
I want to plant something that will give us some privacy, that will stay private through winter (we live in Minnesota).
There are some great 6 ft tall Arborvitae shrubs shrubs on sale at Home Depot (I want to run out the door and buy right now), but my fear is, in 10,15,20 years, the root system will mess up the retaining wall.
I know many recommend to get a vine and grow up a trelace, but I would really prefer the Arborvitae as it will stay bushy all winter. Would it be horribly stupid to plant Arborvitae shrubs? As you can see from the photo, it is a very, very narrow space in between a retaining wall and ridiculously short fence.
Appreciate your input! Thanks!