We had a line of arborvitae we planted all around the edge of our property. They were about a foot tall when we planted them. Now they are big trees that are about 12 feet high. They are so big around that they are almost touching side to side like a hedgerow. In the winter, when it snowed a wet heavy snow, some of them cracked and had half of the tree, bush or whatever they are fall. They look a mess and needed to come out. We called a Nassau County tree removal service to see what it would cost to cut out all of them. There were about 60 of them that went around our property. The only open spaces were our driveway and sidewalks leading to the house.
We decided to give them a call to get them out as soon as possible in order to have the spring growing season be able to establish new lawn where the arborvitae would be taken out. I was surprised at how fast the Nassau County tree removal service was able to get them all down with the stumps dug out so we could easily plant grass. I did not want to be hitting roots and stumps with the rototiller when we go to plant grass in the spring. Our property has a bare spot all the way around right now, but it looks better than those old trees lining the edge of the property.
Now we are talking about maybe putting up a nice decorative fence. Something that would have nice curb appeal yet be able to keep the dogs in and the kids safe from being able to easily run out onto the road. We have grandchildren that like to play in the back yard. If we get a fence, we could also have a pool. I have always wanted a swimming pool here.