What is it that you’re hoping to accomplish in landscaping your property line? Once you answer that over-arching question, many of the details will fall into place (with a little aid from the ideas I present here). As you’ll see from reading the information below, deciding on how to landscape a boundary largely comes down to sifting through your various options.
We are blessed to have such open spaces in our community, mot properties have an ample lot and wooded areas that during summer and fall provides such a nice sight and privacy and really gives the feeling that we are far and into the woods, for our clients the problems arise during the early spring and winter months when all leafs and vegetation looks bare.
With proper design and plant selection we can accomplish the sense of privacy year round yet making it look appealing into the landscaping, our favorite trees for open areas and screening are Colorado blue spruce, white spruce, white pines, this particular evergreen tress will create a barrier and are very hardy in our area when it comes to the harsh weather we experience we recommend to plant them in groups with enough distance and sometimes to achieve a better and faster screen use the zig zag approach instead of rows, if deer is over populated in your area (normally the case in New Paltz) white pines need some care and protection in the early stages, also take into account the amount of sunlight you receive since this particular trees benefit from having a good amount of it, sometimes is recommended to cut some higher branches to accomplish this and develop a proper landscaping.
If you have like a more natural approach to solve your issue the plants that we suggest are as follow, forsythias, viburnums, rhododendrons, dogwood trees, while this plants are not all evergreens due to their dense foliage they will provide a good amount of screening season long plus look amazingly beautiful with color and texture in your garden.
Also take into account the height of your screening needs since some plants grow taller you can also gain height by building Berns fir the planting areas which will also serve as a noise barrier many times as well.