Posted: 17/07/2014 at 08:07
Hi everyone, I'm new here but I need some help! I have a semi circle of grass alongside our house that we are trying to screen off and extend our small back garden. I attempted planning permission for a 6ft fence but the paperwork was rather difficult so I am thinking hedge instead since that doesn't need permission (the garden is along a shared driveway). I am in a cul-de-sac, and the garden is popular with local kids and a neighbour's dog uses it for a toilet (killing all of our plants).
I need to completely seal if off with hedge (there will be access through a wall), but I'm a bit worried about affecting foundations, since the hedge will be built up to the house. I have been recommended a Western Red Cedar hedge as one that will grow fairly quickly and is resistant to dog urine.
Is it safe to plant close to my house? (I'm new to all this)
Or would anyone recommend anything different?
Thanks in advance!