I want to block out my neighbors – what should I plant?
If you are in full sun I would recommend a white spruce or white pine. White pine will also take partial shade. If you get into a denser shade you may want to consider hemlock. If you have deer your options will be limited to spruce. If you are looking for summer coverage only you will have lots of deciduous options.
Can I use shrubs or perennials for privacy?
Absolutely. There are many options native to Muskoka that will thrive and give you wonderful privacy.