Weed the area to remove any grass, weeds or other plants.
Dig holes 5 to 10 feet in front of the fence every 10 feet along the fence. The holes should be large enough to hold the wax myrtle root ball with several inches on all sides to allow the roots to spread as they grow.
Place one wax myrtle plant in each hole, and fill each hole with soil, taking special care not to cover the trunk.
Water the plants regularly to maintain damp soil. The soil should be moist to a soil depth of 6 inches.
Prune the plants as needed to encourage dense foliage.
Things You Will Need
- Wax myrtle plants
- Other trees that form an effective privacy border are columnar hornbeam, Dawyck purple beech, columnar oaks, eastern white pine and Arborvitae.
- Plant your border in early spring. That gives you time to establish your plants before summer heat arrives.
- If space allows, plant another row 5 to 10 feet in front of the first row, staggering the plants. In this way, they look like they are 5 feet apart and will make a quicker screen.