Pete decided to pull out the aluminum slats from the fence so that the neighbor realizes the fence removal is coming very soon. Instead of just yanking the fence out in one fell swoop, we’re kind of lessening the shock. We hope.
It already looks much better. And, it’s Earth-friendly too: leave it out for the scrappers and they’ll recycle it for you.
We went over to the nursery to check out the Arborvitae, which is what we’ll be planting in its place. Arborvitae are native to Illinois, and will serve as a nice backdrop to whatever we end up planting in front of them.
We’ll go with the 4-foot size, which looked like the smallest size they had. From what I’ve read, buying larger trees or shrubs aren’t worth the price you have to pay, and the smaller plants usually do better in the end and grow more vigorously.
The person who helped us suggested planting them root ball-to-root ball if we wanted to use them as a privacy screen, which would mean we need 6 or 7 of them. It looks like next weekend will be in the mid-40s and overcast, so it might be a good time to get it done and over with.