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How to use plants for privacy

How to use plants or trees for privacy

How to use Trees or plants for more privacy in your home


Hi friends! I was going to name this post "What to do when you're neighbor is a big jerk" but Google says only 67 million people search for articles like that. 

So I switched it up to how to use plants for privacy. Plus maybe being a little less bitchy about what a stranger does with his own property sounds like I take the high road.

More then I actually do.






I could have named it Best Laid plans but that might be too repetitive. My plan this week was to make a nice outdoor tablescape in the backyard. 

With flowers and everything! 

That is until last Monday when landscape crews started showing up at the (now closed for good) business that had an empty field across the street from me. They didn't have a landscape plan except to let a nice long row of trees grow which blocked my view of a major artery here in Indiana, and the noise. Below see a pic I found. I had to crop it a lot but you get the idea. Especially when I say that if we had this view when we first looked at this house, I don't think we'd have bought it. Looking at a giant water tower and neon signs from businesses isn't my idea of a view. So now I am creating my own. I hope it works!


Screening an ugly view and creating your own

Starting with a Royal Frost Birch Tree, planted right in front of my living room window. I lined it up with the huge water tower three blocks north of me. A little tree hugging and some tree tone and this puppy will leaf out more next year and block that gross white blob that I have no idea why we have or who uses it. Guess I should get educated about that stupid thing now that I have to look at it.


How to use Trees or plants for more privacy in your home


How to use Trees or plants for more privacy in your home

I plan on adding a twin to it for balance in the yard maybe next week if I get lucky. The counterpart will be about 20 feet to the right of this one when you're looking at my house. The 70 year old Elm tree (at least I think that's what the mature tree is) will be going bye bye one day. It is showing signs of disease and old age. I may have to have it taken down next Spring at the earliest.



How to use Trees or plants for more privacy in your home

It's hard to capture my view in the living room when light pours in but hopefully this shot below helps.

How to use Trees or plants for more privacy in your home

I literally hunted for a tree all week. I could not stand looking out my window!


How to use Trees or plants for more privacy in your home


How to use Trees or plants for more privacy in your home

There used to be an oakleaf hydrangea near where the tree was but it died about 3 weeks ago. I have no clue why. I saw now signs of pests or lack of water. It literally turned fall color then died.

Maybe it knew what was coming.

How to use Trees or plants for more privacy in your home

Above you'll see on the lower left my Hydrangea Tree that I had to cut down to the ground is flourishing. I am going to have to move it this Fall. 

That one will need more space for a six to eight foot tall bush. I honestly didn't think it was going to flower so soon after being chopped down! (If you're new to my blog; I had to chop it down to a really bad prune job that I mistakenly thought I could fix, hence why I bought it on clearance)


How to use Trees or plants for more privacy in your home




How to use Trees or plants for more privacy in your home


How to use Trees or plants for more privacy in your home

I moved pink coneflowers that were in the way to the sidewalk side of this flowerbed. I pulled the red ones out and have them in a pot to give to a local attraction called the Covered Bridge.


How to use Trees or plants for more privacy in your home




How to use Trees or plants for more privacy in your home


How to use Trees or plants for more privacy in your home

I'd like to move this arb about 7 feet more, closer to the end of the house but it may be easier to buy a new one. Sometimes these arborvitae don't like being moved.

How to use Trees or plants for more privacy in your home

Well, sweeping the sidewalk clean, and letting my new tree marinate is what's on my garden agenda today.

What's on yours?







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