Shrubs And Trees
Q.

My backyard is on a busy, noisy street. What kind of evergreens would.be best to use as a noise barrier?

Zone 11787 | jdjjamk added on February 20, 2019 | Answered

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
MichiganDot
Answered on February 20, 2019

Your hardiness zone appears to be 7a. Choose shrubs/trees that are hardy to zone 6 or colder so you won't lose them in a severe winter. Do you have overhead power lines to consider when making your choice? Do you have the funds to create a berm of soil on which to plant? You can use smaller plants on a berm. To make recommendations, it is necessary to know how much sun the area gets and if you are willing to maintain evergreens as a hedge or prefer low/no maintenance. Popular options include holly and Emerald Green arborvitae, cultivars of which comes in different ultimate heights. Visit a local nursery for advice and options available locally. There may be local ordinances on height of fences and hedges so check with your local government or HOA first.

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Shrubs And Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More