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Old 04-01-2006, 07:05 PM  
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Default boring backyard & cinderblock wall

We have been in our house for over a year now, and I am tired of our backyard. The previous owners planted one cherry tree and left it at that. We have a 6' tall cinderblock wall that runs the length of the yard (about 90'), and there is a fairly busy street on the other side. I would like to plant something along the fence that will grow to between 8-10 feet tall to block some sound and provide privacy. We have a good view of the mtns, so I dont want anything too tall. I am trying to decide between some sort of shrubs to grow in a hedgerow, or maybe some climbing ivy on the wall with some well placed trees. I live in Salt Lake City, so its a very dry (we have a sprinkler system) and sunny summer climate. I dont know anything about lansdcaping or shrubs/trees, so any help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-05-2006, 10:03 AM  
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wax myrtles are great, as well as ligustrum(sp?) shrubs. Both can be trimmed to desired height.
Best to take a trip to yoru local nursery and ask them. Questions are free.
Also you could plant some confederate jasmine along wall to cover it and release great fragrances into your yard.
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Native plants of utah:

Native means no extra water or fertilizers, and plenty of beautiful wildlife thriving thanks to you
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