Landscape screening is a great way to add a level of privacy to your property. It's also great for hiding unsightly utility structures or softening physical property markers like stone or wooden fences. Subtle, well-designed landscape screening can enhance the overall beauty of your home or business and keep visual attention where you want it.
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Every property has a unique landscape and layout, especially in Memphis where the climate encourages lots of organic growth. At Gurley's, we understand how to use plants, trees, and shrubs to create optimal landscape screening that fits your space, taste, and budget. Whether you want to draw attention to an architectural feature or provide some privacy for your swimming area, we can advise you on the best vegetation for your specific needs. Creating a beautiful landscaping often includes a mixture of the following types of foliage:
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If you are looking to add more privacy to your home, landscaping and landscape screening are great ways to do just that. An effective screen has to be evergreen, low maintenance, and, of course, effective. It's often beneficial to consult a landscaping expert because the process of creating a privacy screen can be a bit tricky. It requires some advanced knowledge of landscaping techniques as well as knowing which shrubs or trees might work best with your specific type of soil or property. If you're considering a privacy screen, the following tips may help.
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1. Layer Up for Privacy
One easy technique for privacy screening is learning to add layers of landscaping around your home. Many homeowners tend to plant one type of vegetation for privacy around a particular part of their home. However, this could end up being a drastic mistake if pests get a hold of the plants, causing each of them to die. Instead, grouping a variety of your favorite trees and shrubs together for screening will help enhance beauty and privacy while also preventing landscaping issues from arising in the future.
2. Consider Maintenance
As with any landscaping project, plants for privacy will require maintenance. When choosing the plants or trees you invest in for privacy, it’s important to consider how much maintenance you are willing to put in to keep up with your landscaping screens. If you aren’t sure about which plants require less maintenance, our team can give professional advice about how to carefully select trees and shrubs for privacy with maintenance in mind.
3. Selecting the Location
Before beginning your screening project, start by thinking about which areas of your yard you want to be more hidden and how each plant can accomplish that goal. Because each tree or shrub you invest in will grow uniquely, it’s important to carefully select their locations. This will help your landscape screening project to be more effective overall.
At Gurley’s Azalea Garden, we have a 5-acre plant nursery stocked with large plants that are ideal for creating a beautiful, natural landscaping for added privacy. We also maintain close relationships with renowned local growers who provide us with the highest quality and largest varieties of plants available. So, for special projects which require already-mature plants, we have the ability to create instant shade and privacy for you.
Contact Gurley's Azalea Garden at 901-472-7629, or fill out a form for consultation on what plant materials or structures we can create to block out those unsightly objects from your outdoor patio space or home.
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