Landscaping Privacy Shrubs

Landscaping Privacy Shrubs

What you need to know about natural landscaping privacy shrubs

03 Sep, 2014

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Landscaping Privacy Shrubs

What you need to know about natural landscaping privacy shrubs

Are you tired of your neighbors peering over to see who you're entertaining? Or do you live near a busy highway and wish there was a way to reduce the traffic noise? Then you may need landscaping privacy shrubs. In addition to evergreens, deciduous trees and vines also make good privacy screens.

A natural privacy screen is made up of trees, shrubs, and vines to help block:

  1. Neighbors' prying eyes
  2. Street and traffic noise
  3. Heavy winter winds
  4. Abundant snow drifts from accumulating on your home and property
  5. Distant objects, such as commercial or industrial buildings, that disturb the native flow of your outdoor living space.

Here are 17 popular deciduous, evergreen, and vine privacy options that work well on screening your Long Island home.

  1. Arborvitae - American, Green Giant, Emerald, and Nigra
  2. Bamboo
  3. Boxwoods
  4. Cedars
  5. Holly
  6. Junipers
  7. Mountain Laurels
  8. Pines
  9. Spruces
  10. Yews
  1. Forsythia bushes
  2. Lilac bushes
  3. Privet hedges
  4. Rose of Sharon
  1. English Ivy
  2. Persian Ivy
  3. Wintercreeper

Building Your Privacy Screen

We, at Autumn Leaf Landscape Design, take the pain out of planning, preparing, and planting your natural privacy screens. We'll help you every step of the way to design, build and maintain your natural fence:

  1. For the planning stage, we employ 3D design to help you envision what your plants will look like as a privacy screen on your property. We can move screens around to get the best look that fits with your overall landscape design. You have the final say in the plant materials and design plan for your natural privacy screen.
  2. In the planning process, we'll also measure the height and depth that you need for an effective screen.
  3. We'll help you determine which shrub, tree, or vine will work best as a privacy screen for your outdoor living space.
  4. We'll find you the healthiest plants from our nursery vendors to install on your property.
  5. We'll dig the rows and spaces needed to install your new plant material.
  6. We'll advise you on best irrigation practices to give your hedges a head start in developing their root systems.
  7. And we'll visit your property to train your hedges to grow in the direction that you want them to as well as trim them for optimal health.

When you hire us, you can feel confident that you chose the right landscape design and build company to plan, install and maintain your new privacy screen. We have the knowledge, passion and special talent for selecting the right plants to complement your outdoor living space.

Are you ready to add a natural privacy fence to your Norfolk or Suffolk County, Long Island, NY home? Then, call us today at 631-424-5544 or fill out our contact form at

Autumn Leaf Landscape Design 100 Centershore Road Centerport, NY 11721 - 631-424-5544.


  1. Beaulieu, David's “Hedge Plants: Selecting the Best Shrubs to Make Hedges,

  2. Privet Hedges: The Very Name Says Privacy

  3. Arbor Day Foundation. “How to Plant a Privacy Hedge

  4. Autumn Leaf Landscape Design. “Landscape Planting

  5. Better Home and Gardens' "Evergreen for Privacy"

  6. "In Need of a Tall, Evergreen, Low Maintenance Privacy Screen"

  7. "What Evergreen Makes a Good Privacy Screen?"

  8. USDA. Hardiness Zone Map for Northeastern U.S.

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