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Old 03-21-2011, 09:12 AM
 
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Hi! My backyard consists of grass and a privacy fence, but I want more privacy, so I'm looking for suggestions as to what to plant.

Here are the specs:
-Yard receives lots of morning and afternoon sun
-Yard is flat, so no terracing involved.
-Location is in northern NJ, Bergen County.

I was thinking of doing a mix of evergreens and deciduous trees...
We had arbor vitaes in our previous home, but the soil had a lot of clay in it and when it was wet, or if there was a heavy snowfall, it would bend the trees and we had to stake them.

Are there any variety of arbor vitaes or other evergreens that are fast growing and grow tall?

As far as deciduous trees go, what are some fast growing varieties that grow tall but compact? I'm thinking Bradford Pear? What else might be suitable?

Lastly, can anyone recommend a good landscaping company in Bergen County that specializes in design and has a good knowledge of trees and shrubs?

Thanks! I appreciate any and all suggestions, including what not to plant!
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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Guess to many Jersey people at the shore partying with the Guidos. LOL

Have a couple of landscapers come out and give you plans and some bids. You are not obligated to sign up for services and you get some really great insight to local landscaping. I hate it when people do it to me but I get a lot of referrals that way. Then maybe you'll hire one of them for some heavy work that you can't handle. Win Win. Good Luck.
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