When looking at homes for sale in Colorado Springs, how much is privacy worth to you?  It can feel like you live in a fishbowl when homes are crammed tightly together. Sometimes you have to get creative… with landscaping! Plus, privacy and mature landscaping are highly prized by Colorado Springs home buyers when it comes time to sell. Investing in your landscape is a win-win.

The final height and width of the plants you select are important, as well as the hardiness zone. Plants native to Colorado Springs are ideal, but be sure what you plant is adapted to the Colorado Springs weather. Remember that many plants lose leaves in winter, which can destroy all the privacy you just created! The experts at Colorado State University suggest you choose plants with lots of stems and branches to help provide a screen even after the plant loses its foliage. Or just plant evergreens.

Dense privet hedges will screen out most views but offer a maximum of privacy. A combination of tall perennials and trees, or widely spaced trees, will do the same but have a softer feel. American and Green Giant arborvitae are popular in Colorado Springs and will do the trick for those who need something tall, according to the National Arbor Day Foundation. If you prefer shrubs, try the Emerald or Nigra arborvitae.

Remember though – some HOAs require that landscaping has to be approved, or have rules around what you are allowed to plant and where. Be sure to check with your HOA and look through your CC&Rs!

Curious what kind of value your landscaping plan can add to your home in Colorado Springs? Give us a call, and we can discuss!