So if you’re still craving privacy but are balking at that price surge, it may make more sense to turn to plants and shrubs. They’re an easy, readily available, cost-effective solution—not to mention eco-friendly.
Conan Michel, plant purchasing manager at ArtisTree Landscape, has been working in Southwest Florida for 22 years. In the slideshow below, you’ll find his top picks for drought-resistant, hearty, native southwest Florida plants that offer the same boundary benefits of a fence.
Maki Podocarpus, or “maki” for short, is evergreen. Once established, it requires very little water and grows into a dense hedge.