Hannah here from Portland, OR - my husband and I bought our first home last year. I LOVE being a home owner, the problem is that we have two apartment buildings on the back and north side of our house. The one on the back part of our house is two story low income, the families that live there seem really great, but it feels like a fishbowl - the other side, one of the residents told me this last weekend that he sees us outside barbecuing in our backyard, it smells good, and sometime he is going to come over to our party. Thanks, but no thanks. Anyways, I would really like some privacy, I love being in our backyard, but need some privacy - the problem is everything I have researched just isn't EXACTLY what I want. I don't want a high maintenance pine cone/needle dropping tree - and I don't think I want arborvitae. We also have a laurel tree on the back corner (other property owner's) that gives us a ton of privacy from the other set of the two story apartments, but Laurel, again, is high maintenance.
Any other ideas out there? I would love to hear them.
Thanks for reading!