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Screening with Plants

This evergreen taxus hedge provides screening from the street, adding a degree of privacy to the front yard. The use of this plant selection combined with the masonry stone column creates a very architectural feature for the entry drive.

Evergreens and other plants can be used to create various screening effects for privacy in the yard. Use the plant’s characteristics of leaf size and branching to screen views. Plants are probably the most flexible to use for screening. There is no need for wood posts or masonry columns, footings, gravel bases, or even perhaps […]

How Plants Are Named

Serviceberry

Common names of plants may be familiar but not their scientific name. Scientific names keep order of every living thing from the dinosaur to a flower. It’s good for homeowners to know the exact name of the landscape or garden plants they install in case they should ever need to buy more. Remember high school […]

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