posted on Jun, 19 2015 @ 06:46 PM
Check to see what your hardiness zone is. Also make sure that whatever you get is dog safe. Can you tell us a little more about the size of your
property? How tall and how wide can these trees get? Are you trying to create a border? How much do you want to spend per tree? What shape do you
like? Do you want it to have foliage year round? How much growth are you looking for annually?
I just slapped in a bunch of green arborvitae for privacy against my back fence. They grow quite fast and are easy keepers. I already have a fair
amount of new growth on mine, and they're not very old (few months). I would think you could find them anywhere. I think (I may be wrong) Thuja
Giant Green Arborvitae is what you'd want. They have the added benefit of being able to be used as a privacy hedge, you can get them pretty tall for
not a ton of money, and you can keep them shaped at the size you want. I think they're rather boring, but I didn't want to use leyland cypress.
I would try real hard to avoid ordering online.
Ever think about building a nice structure for shade? They aren't hard to build yourself, and depending aren't all that cost prohibitive. Im
thinking about building a pergola in the back with some sort of retractable cover and planting some nice (dog safe) vines to run up it. You can get
kits or find plans online. Good for property value, they look great and a nice place to set up a table and have dinner when it's warmer.
My back yard has some pretty big trees and plenty of shade, but my pups seem to enjoy hanging out under the patio umbrella the most. I've got a slab
patio and put a big outdoor mat over it (looks surprisingly good). They are big fans.