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10 Fast Growing Privacy Shrubs for NC
Privacy shrubs are perfect for creating a natural privacy fence between neighbors and street traffic. They also create a sound barrier to reduce noise, and act as a windbreak to protect against harsh winds. Here are our top 10 Fast Growing Privacy Shrubs for NC:
1. Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera) - broadleaf evergreen evergreen shrub with glossy olive green color creates clusters of bluish gray berries that persist through the winter. Fragrant shrub, attracts songbirds.
Mature height – 10-15 ft
Mature spread – 6-8 ft
2. Carolina Midnight Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense ‘Carolina Midnight’) – lush, purple foliage is the darkest of all loropetalums and retains color all seasons. Broadleaf evergreen shrub with fuchsia fringe flowers in spring and deep purple foliage all season. Deer resistant and drought tolerant.
Mature height – 5-8 ft
Mature spread – 6-7...
3 Ways to Enhance Your Landscape: Pruning, Edging and Mulch
A well landscaped yard goes beyond just healthy grass. There are 3 steps we take to make a yard stand out: pruning, edging and mulch:
Pruning: To start, we would recommend pruning and trimming any shrubs, to a desired shape and size. Winter is the best time to do any rejuvenation pruning if you would like to reduce the overall size of the shrubs including roses, boxwoods, holly’s and many others. Trees, such as crepe myrtles can be trimmed with corrective pruning, by removing any dead, hanging or crossing branches. Ornamental grasses, including liriope can also be cut back late winter. By trimming your trees and shrubs during the winter, it will ensure they grow and fill in correctly during the springtime.
Edging: Once all the shrubs have been trimmed and debris has been cleaned up, it is a great time to edge and redefine any landscape beds. You may also create or extend ...
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