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MapleTree

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What type of fence offers the most privacy?
« on: February 19, 2016, 03:01:42 PM »
I've just bought a house and would like to add a privacy fence. So I'd like to know, what type of fencing would give me the most privacy?

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Re: What type of fence offers the most privacy?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 01:51:23 PM »
First things first, as always with building a fence, make sure you have all the necessary permissions! That said, sometimes the best fence isn't a fence at all. If you're not afraid of a bit of manual labour each summer, plants like conifers can make brilliant fences. It's important to keep on top of them though, they grow like crazy!

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Re: What type of fence offers the most privacy?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 05:12:55 PM »
First things first, as always with building a fence, make sure you have all the necessary permissions! That said, sometimes the best fence isn't a fence at all. If you're not afraid of a bit of manual labour each summer, plants like conifers can make brilliant fences. It's important to keep on top of them though, they grow like crazy!
No! Not somebody recommending conifers! We tried this in 1992 - we planted five small conifer plants that were about a foot tall each, hoping to make them into a nice shield around our garden. Fast forward to today and they're topping 10 feet tall, and that's with us trying to keep on top of them! And, unfortunately, they're not even that great for privacy unless you put a small wall on one side of them. They tend to have gaps in their coverage, regardless of how large they are.

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Re: What type of fence offers the most privacy?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 05:09:27 PM »
Great advice! I don't think I'll go for the conifers :P

 

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