Since then, we've added a fence, patio, and some shrubbery but our next step is to add trees to finish our backyard transformation and add some privacy. Fall is a great time to plant trees because it allows them to have a few months to establish their roots before the first frost so by the time Spring rolls around you should have a beautiful established tree. In my neck of the woods, it's still a bit too hot to plant deciduous trees but it's okay to start planting evergreens which are heartier.
We picked up these pretty evergreens at a farmer's market last weekend:
They're a bit skinny and only about six feet tall now, but they're expected to grow about 2-3 feet a year and grow to be 5-6 feet wide. For now, I just like they way they've "spruced" up our yard!
In a few weeks, when the weather gets coolers we'd like to plant a flowering plum tree because it's another fast grower. Any other recommendations for quick growing privacy trees?