Privacy is a precious asset in real estate. Nobody likes living in each others back yard, seeing each other over the fence and so on. Yesterday was Neighbour Day, a time when many councils across Australia held events to help people get to know each other. But perhaps they don't want to see each other hanging the washing or having a backyard BBQ! Green screens or hedges may be the most environmentally friendly way of getting along with your neighbours! After all, they make oxygen as well as helping keep the peace!
Hedges give you great screening, can be native, flowering, exotic, formal or informal. And there is a plant to suit any situation, sun or shade, mountains or by the seaside. Featured here is Acmena smithii 'Minor', a native flowering hedge.
Autumn is the best time of the year to be planting en masse. The recent rains have meant that the soil is moist, and it's still warm enough to have plants grow healthy roots systems into their surrounding areas.
To find out more about the best plants useful for screening, chat to one of our horticulturists or read on to find out more.