The old house I am working on was built in a time when people wanted to be near the street, so they could say hello to people walking by (back when people still “walked” and “said hello”).
Anyhow, now it is 50-60 feet from a busy two-lane sort-of “Main Street”. Over the decades, my father tried planting Hemlocks and assorted bushes to try to keep the noise down without much effect.
Has anyone found a particularly effective planting or fence or wall or something that damps traffic sound?
Edited 11/3/2008 8:35 am ET by Jasper57