Newton Landscaping: Are Privacy Trees Worth It?

Posted on June 16, 2023

You may have perfectly nice neighbors, but that doesn’t mean that you want them to be able to see what you’re up to every time you step outside. The season to enjoy warm weather is so short in New England, and you don’t want anything to deter you from being outdoors. You could put up a fence, but that can seem a little aggressive and changes the look and feel of your property. Luckily, your Newton landscaping professionals have a solution: privacy trees.


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Here’s why Newton landscaping professionals think privacy trees are worth planting.


Increased Home Value

Tall trees add visual interest to your landscaping as well as clear borders to your property. Healthy trees, in general, add value to your property, and mature trees increase in value over time. Trees also protect your property from extreme weather, and the added plants improve the air quality in your yard. When trees are at the edge of your property, they pose very little risk to your roof or cars. You also plant privacy trees for the look, so they tend to be well-pruned, also reducing the risk of damage to the rest of your property.


Peace and Quiet

Privacy trees not only block the view of your property from the outside, but they also make it quieter. The “wall” of closely planted trees acts as a sound barrier, dampening noise from the outside. This is an especially nice feature if you live on or near a main road or a highway. Privacy trees don’t just block sound from outside your property, they also keep the sound in. So you can have a phone conversation or catch up with an old friend without broadcasting it to the whole neighborhood.


Added Shade

Trees, of course, also give your property extra shade. You’ll especially appreciate this in the summertime when you want to spend time outdoors. If you have a wide, open property, you’ll welcome added shade when you want to spend some time out on your patio. Depending on the size of your property, the shade from privacy trees can also help to lower your energy bills by keeping your house cooler.


Make Cataldo Landscape and Masonry your go-to Newton landscaping professionals! Contact us at 781-304-8900 to get started.