New construction, starting from scratch!
Hi everyone! My first post!
We are currently building a new construction house in Naperville, IL, zone 5. The development is completely naked and so there isn't a single tree in my new yard. We have an interior lot and I'd like to plant privacy trees along my property line.
My house faces south, so the back yard property line is also facing south.
The yard is 46 feet deep and 70 feet wide. Privacy is more important to me than grass.
Who has suggestions for me for trees for zone 5? So far, I was thinking:
Black hills spruce
Dawyck Purple Beech
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry (not sure on this one, I have one now and it's not a favorite)
Any suggestions? Should I cross any of these off of my list? These trees will be the first "layer" and I'll fill in with shrubs and then flowers.
Also, does the tallest tree go in the east or west part of the property line?
My goal is to walk back there in 10 years and not know that it is an interior lot, even if I have barely any grass.
This post was edited by NYLACHI on Sun, May 25, 14 at 15:28