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Privacy Fence: Green Borders for a Backyard Retreat

Blair Brown — May 30, 2019

Block out your neighbors and relax comfortably in your backyard after planting your very own privacy fence with privacy trees. A privacy fence, crafted from these fast-growing trees, will quickly transform your yard into your personal getaway.

For example, if you plant the Thuja Green Giant, which grows up to five feet per year and gets between 20 to 40 feet tall, you’ll have a lush privacy fence. You can come home and lay in a hammock to relax, or swim in your pool without anyone watching.

Plus, a living privacy fence blocks noise, so you won’t hear the party that’s going on next door, or you’ll prevent people from hearing yours. Unwanted sounds from traffic will also be blocked, so once you get home, you can put the stress of the traffic from your commute behind you with relaxing, quiet sounds of nature.

And a privacy fence will do more than block unwanted neighbors or spectators. You can block the road, AC units, or anything else you find undesirable.

The Optimal Environment

Your yard will be rendered even more comfortable by a privacy fence from lush trees. These trees beat the heat, blocking the sun and providing shade. Asphalt and buildings absorb some serious heat, but that heat can be deflected by privacy trees.

And what’s even better than cooling shade? Fresh air! Privacy trees filter dust, dirt and soot particles out of the air. They take the pollution out, making the air cleaner for your lungs. Get out of the city and relax with deep breaths full of clean, healthy, fresh air.

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Best of all, you can block the wind with these trees and their thick foliage. With heavy winds blocked, you can read a book or have a picnic without everything blowing away. You will also protect your more sensitive plants, like flowering shrubs or fruit trees, because they can be damaged by strong winds.

Privacy trees also block heavy rains and snow. If your yard often collects standing water, you can soak up the puddles with your living privacy fence. Each tree can hold about 50 to 100 gallons of water, which will prevent flooding.

A Privacy Fence Boosts Tranquility

Another benefit of privacy trees? Saving money. Privacy trees generate a huge return, and mature trees in a well-landscaped yard can greatly increase your property value.

Your yard is your home’s first impression – make it count.

Privacy Fencing

And you don’t have to keep your trees tall. Most privacy trees respond very well to pruning – you can keep them your desired height or shape, or trim them as a hedge.

If you’re already in your forever home, privacy trees will help you cut back on the bills. They grow tall and provide shady cover for your home, which can help cool your home and lower your AC bill.

Fences often rot, decay, and have to be replaced every few years, while privacy trees grow for years. Also, fences don’t add as much value to homes. They just aren’t as appealing to the eye as beautiful green trees and aren’t tall enough to provide shade or block the neighbors up on the second floor. Fences will only get more and more expensive every time that you have to rebuild them. Privacy trees are the clear winner when it comes to growing your own privacy fence – check ours out today!

Blair Brown

Blair is the Content Marketing Manager at FastGrowingTrees.com, and though she's not your traditional gardener, the planting world is definitely growing on her (pun intended!). She's enjoyed digging into plant care and maintenance and growing her plant collection, especially with exotic indoor varieties.

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