Privacy Hedge: If you are looking to add some privacy in your yard, consider a buffer of shrubs, suggests Winslow. “A buffer that includes multiple plants at varying heights can accomplish the same thing as a solid hedge or a fence but is far more welcoming,” says Winslow. Alternatively, if you are just trying to block the view from a particular room—or a part of your yard from your neighbors—plant a couple of trees or shrubs with strategic precision.
The Emerald Green Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd', also known as Emerald Green Thuja is a fast-growing, hardy arborvitae. It would make a superb privacy hedge along your property line or beside your backyard pool. These also make an excellent wind-break or foundation plant.