What to put here?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by NC Scaper, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. NC Scaper

    NC Scaper LawnSite Member
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    looking at ideas of what to do here. this is a stretch of fence about 250 ft long.

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  2. NC Scaper

    NC Scaper LawnSite Member
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    This is what was there before

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  3. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    A few ideas:

    Trees that screen could be a mixture of Ilex x attenuata (Fosteri Holly)
    and Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria Yoshino)
    Lagerstroemia indica (Crape Myrtle ,Natchez=white),(Tuscarora=pink)

    Shrubs that would work would be
    Myrica cerifera (Bayberry)
    Prunus Laurocerasus (schipkaensis)
    Ilex x Nellie R Stevens ( Nellie Holly)
     
  4. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    I think we need some more backround info about the site. What is it primarily used for??? Commercial???? Foot traffic, seating area??? What is the 'goal' of the client??? Low maintenance, color???? Irrigation?? Sun???
     
  5. NC Scaper

    NC Scaper LawnSite Member
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    It is the side of the back yard. Residential. Client is leaving all decisions up to me. Maintenence doesnt matter and there is no irrigtion at this time, full sun. The main concern is hiding the overgrowth from the neighbors. Sun and shade.

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  6. NC Scaper

    NC Scaper LawnSite Member
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    full view of the site

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  7. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    How about a privacy fence and landscaping in front.......might look nicer than a hedge....

    Just a thought...

    Derek
     
  8. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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    One thing to keep in mind, if you haven't yet, is that the overgrowth from the neighbors will most likely keep growing back. I could see that as a future p*ssing match between your client and the nieghbors, unfortunately.

    Whatever you put in the clients side of the fence, allow enough room to get in and cut back the vines coming from the other side.....


    Dan
     
  9. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    1) You first mentioned that the space was 250'
    The space shown in the last photo appears to be only 40-50' of clear planting space.
    2) The privacy fence would seem to be a good option based upon the reoccuring vine and weed growth.
    3) Plant trees and shrubs 3' off the privacy fence
    4) Cedrus deodara also would be a good screen
     
  10. NC Scaper

    NC Scaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    You got that right about the neighbor she was a real PITA when I was clearing that out. BTW if anyone read my thread about the dog attack this is where it happen at.
     

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