3 Ideas for Landscaping Property Lines

They’re invisible borders between lots, but there are things you can do with landscaping to define your property line.  Fences are easy, and they’re a common method, but there are more creative methods you can use.

Do you know what it is that you would like to achieve by landscaping your property line? Once you have figured out the answer to this question. the rest will easily fall in place.  Deciding on how you want to landscape your property line mainly comes down to sifting through the variety of options that are there for you.

A popular goal that people have when they decide to landscape their property lines is to create privacy between their lot and the neighbors. But based what exactly you want, you will have to choose whether a privacy fence is the way to go, or a border planting that simply defines the edge of your property (you may even opt for both). Whether you decide to go with a fence or plants or maybe even both, you will need to consider maintenance as well.

Security is another issue that you may want to consider when making this decision for your home.  Although plants hold the promise of beauty, they really do nothing in the regard to security. If you have children or animals you want to keep in the yard, you’ll need something more than a garden bed.

Another reason many homeowners opt to landscape their property line is to create visible a line of separation along the boundary.

Steps to Take Before Landscaping the Edge of Your Property

Before you start a project like this along your property line, ensure that you know exactly where the boundary lines are.  If you are unsure where these lines are, you should hire a surveyor in order to get the correct measurements.  While you are doing this research you might want to consider taking it a step further and research the possibility of any easements. You’ll want to make sure that whatever you construct or install is in fact on your property and within any required setback distances; otherwise you may end up having to remove it.

And if you decide that a privacy fence is the way to go, check to ensure that you do not need a fence permit.

 Green Is A “Golden Touch” for a Property Line:  Evergreens offer foliage to admire all through the different seasons of the year, and that same time they offer year-round privacy as well.

Fast-Growing Shrubs to Insert Rapid Color, Screening Along a Boundary:  When you decide that color takes priority over solitude along your boundary, you cannot beat the flowering shrubs.

Mixed Borders for Privacy on your Property Lines: Are you thinking about doing a combination of flowering shrubs and evergreens? If this is done accurately, you will be able to achieve both a great-looking boundary and privacy.

Whatever you decide to do for your yard, speak with us here at Architectural Landscape Design to find out some of the other ways to border your yard around your home.  Call us today for a free in-home initial landscape design consultation.  We can walk your property line with you and discuss the options.   We are a licensed MN landscaping contractor serving the entire Minneapolis metro area as well as outlying communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.