Most of our clients don’t have fencing in their yards. Therefore, they choose to plant cedar hedging.
Whether you want fencing or not is a personal choice. If you are looking for added security to ensure your pesky neighborhood dog can’t get into your yard through your cedars, then perhaps adding a fence is a good idea. Your cedar may lose some of its “fullness” on the back side of the plant, which is facing the fence if the fence is not mesh type; however, the overall growth of your cedars shouldn’t be affected as long as they are getting proper moisture and light in general.
If you decide you want to put fencing in AFTER your cedars have been planted, make sure to tell us before hand to be sure you have enough space before you hit your property line.