TOM: Looking for a little more privacy from neighbors but without the price tag or permanence of an outdoor wall or fence? Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: A living privacy screen that is a hedge or a barrier made of foliage rather than hardscaped materials is an earth-friendly option for creating a little extra privacy around your property and home.
LESLIE: They’re as easy on the eyes as they are on the wallet, and the more free-flowing a living privacy screen the less it will cost to maintain.
TOM: And unlike traditional walls or fences, with living privacy screens you can sidestep permits or other zoning restrictions typically required for constructing traditional privacy barriers.
LESLIE: Just remember, the greenery you plant today will only get bigger, so take growth into account when deciding which trees, bushes, or hedges will line your space. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit home improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.