Create a Personal Eden

If your yard makes you feel like you’re on display, James Hanselman recommends adding trees, strategically selected and placed to provide privacy and shade. “Our Lancaster clients, for example, owned a small, flat corner lot in full view of other houses and everyone who drove by,” he recalls. “They wanted to spend time outside but felt as though they were in a fishbowl. They were considering moving, but after we designed and installed their backyard paradise, they decided to stay.”

The photo here shows the transformation James and his team made to this Lancaster County, PA property: from bleak, “public” backyard to private, restful oasis!

Contributed by Betty Hanselman

Gardener’s wife (& “Eden garden” beneficiary)