Privacy Trees or Hedges: Which One is Right For You?

You want a little more privacy in your yard and you’ve decided to go with a more natural option versus fencing. Two common options are the use of privacy trees or tall hedges. But how do you know which is the right choice for you? Continue reading to find out.

Privacy Trees or Hedges: Which One is Right For You?

Consider Space

Trees will require more space than hedges. It isn’t only the obvious space you see, either. Tree root systems will be significantly more substantial than a hedge’s, so you’ll need to take that into consideration.

Consider Aesthetics

Some people prefer the look of tall hedges, while others prefer lines of privacy trees. If both are an option, homeowners should consider which choice they find most aesthetically pleasing.

Consider Costs

Trees will usually take more investment upfront. The exact costs will depend on multiple factors, however. The maturity of the trees you choose will factor into costs. If you don’t mind younger trees that still need to grow, you can usually get them at a much cheaper price. They won’t, however, afford as much privacy right off the bat. The same considerations apply to hedges.

Consider Time

How much time do you have to care for the privacy plants you choose? In this aspect, hedges typically take more care than trees. Trees require little care and are typically easier to care for because they grow slower. Hedges, on the other hand, can grow very quickly. This means they’ll need regular pruning, among other things.

The good news is that you can hire a professional landscaping company to take care of your privacy trees or hedges. This eliminates the need to worry about how much time you have to invest in their care.

Do You Have More Questions?

If you have more questions about privacy trees and hedges, contact us today. One of our associates would be happy to answer any questions you still have.