Ryan Hobbs wrote:
Thyme spreads like crazy in its third year. Might also consider a few wasabi plants as they love damp areas. Asparagus have crazy deep root systems and tollerate moisture. Considering the view, perhaps a Japanese maple on that little hill. The leaves turn a brilliant vermillion in the fall and provide a striking focal point for the view.
Mike Jay wrote:Christopher, I'd suggest you look up Edible Acres youtube videos about living fences. I attached one that is particularly directed at you. He has multilayered living fences that are pretty narrow/dense. One quick idea is a tall miscanthus grass that he uses. It looks like it gives decent view blocking even in the winter.
A hedge of arbor vitae could do some good blocking and dust collection. But deer love it. Even so, they're somewhat affordable and stay cylindrical. Planting a staggered row with 3-4 foot spacing could do wonders. If you protect them until they're over 6', the deer will just nibble the lower parts. And you could interplant with something shorter to fill in the deer damage and give a yield.
chris florence wrote:
Kyle Neath wrote:
As a side-question, do you have any elevation change in your property? It seems like a bummer to have two tanks that both require pumps to operate.
We live on a steep slope so there's plenty of gravity to work with but digging a tank in above the grade of the house would be way more work than putting below grade. I'd have to build an access road to even get to a burial site. The tank in the house is already connected to a jet pump (1.5hp I think) to supply the house (with a pressure tank) but is plumbed in such a way that I can use the same pump to bring water in from an outside source to fill the tank as needed. Placing the tank below grade also simplifies the planned catchment system.
Destiny Hagest wrote:I checked and it looks like we just missed adding you to the list for that 4th video. Sorry about that!
I went in and added you, so that link should work for you now.