Newt, forgot to mention that the neighbors have planted red tips on their side, maybe three in a flower bed, but they don't seem to be growing fast enough for my taste. In this area I hear that they grow fast. I want something that will grow faster? Is it a possible or do I just need another fence
? Maybe a 12 foot one this time? haha No I want plants.
I didn't see this when I posted.* If the Red Tip Photinia isn't growing fast enough for you then I don't know what to tell you other then to purchase the largest plants you can for quicker screening.* There's a saying when it comes to plant growth that you probably don't want to hear.* "The first year they sleep, the second year they creep and the third year they leap."* Also, Red Tips are prone to fungal problems (refer to that site I gave you with the list of plants) and they look awful very quickly.*
One other thing to keep in mind is that plants need time to establish their roots before they put out top growth.* I don't know of an instant solution that might satisfy your needs.* :?
When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.