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Old September 12th, 2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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I just bought a house in May. I wanted to put up a privacy fence in the back and part of the front. Turning into a smaller fence in the front yard. Zoning will not let me do a privacy how I want to. I don't need to keep anything in or out. I just want some privacy. Zoning doesn't say anything about shrubs. Has anyone done this. What kind of shrubs and costs? I only need to do about 50' of 6' or 8' foot shrubs and can fence the rest. I want to get everything planned out before next spring so I can start saving. I'm guessing shrubs aren't going to be cheap.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #2
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Do you have deer that will eat them?

If no, arborvidae would work well. The issue you will have with most things, is that if you plant them close enough to make a hedge now, then it'll be overcrowded in 5-10 years.
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Yeah I have lots of deer. I also live on a lake. The water table is about 2.5'. My neighbor is about 20' from my hot tub and deck. I don't want to enclose it. I was thinking something in the cedar family.
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Ask one of these guys, they should know.
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arborvitae's are going to be your best bet, to avoid the over crowding problem you can stagger them in two row's, last time I bought some the 3-5' ones were about $35 each.
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arborvitae's are going to be your best bet, to avoid the over crowding problem you can stagger them in two row's, last time I bought some the 3-5' ones were about $35 each.

they can be had cheaper at nursery's also if you can find a sale i payed 11 bucks a piece for the 4 footers i bought the other day, and they grow at the rate of a weed so you dont have to worry about them being small for long
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I just googled them. Exactly what I'm looking for. I sure hope my neighbors like shrubs. Thanks guys. I told my girlfriend I was researching on a 4x4 sight, she laughed at me. I said its better then google.
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Around me, the deer do this in the winter: (they arne't my arbs, just a googled pic for reference)

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they can be had cheaper at nursery's also if you can find a sale i payed 11 bucks a piece for the 4 footers i bought the other day, and they grow at the rate of a weed so you dont have to worry about them being small for long
right on, if you go right to the "farm" and buy in bulk you can get a great deal.

Go the the supplier for the local nursery's
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The problem with arb's is Deer will eat them til they cant reach them

One plant/shrub that deer don't like is called 'summer sweet', and it is a good plant for wet areas grows like a shrub, 6-10 feet tall 4-6 feet wide, and deer don't like them

here is a link to a list of plants

http://www.myohiolandscape.com/deer-...ant-plants.cfm
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