If you are thinking about building a fence to give you and your family extra privacy, first consider using a natural fence for privacy. There are several options of natural fence for privacy. Many different plants are well suited for a natural fence. Choose plants that not just great for privacy but also will add beauty to your yard. For example; evergreens, such as Canadian Hemlocks, are best for families who want a dense privacy fence. These trees can grow up to 14 feet tall and have a 3-foot-wide spread. They don’t shed their leaves in the fall, so you’ll have a thick fence throughout the year. The trees thrive in full or partial sunlight, but do not do well during droughts, so in periods of little rain, you may need to provide irrigation for them. Evergreens can be pruned to maintain their shape and stay in a confined area, so you won’t have to worry about overgrowth with this option.