S Bengi wrote:I love the idea of building a privacy fence. hybrid poplar, isn't invasive like willow or bamboo and it will grow to 30ft in just 3years. I would recommend planting a plant every 5ft and just have them take over and just like willow they don't really mind damp or dry soil.
Peter Ellis wrote:If the slope of the yard is not too steep, swales on contour might serve as well as terraces, while being a bit less work - no retaining wall. Geoff Lawton has recommendations as to what slope is too steep for swales ,but I do not recall off the top of my head what his guidelines are.
Sounds like an interesting project. Good luck, and keep us updated.
Marianne Cicala wrote:Hi Patrick - so happy to see a fellow Virginian. The black bamboo fencing would be wonderful. I look forward to seeing some pictures.