data-ad-client="ca-pub-1427585528506784" data-ad-slot="5673531157" data-ad-format="auto"

Landscaping for Privacy

Landscaping for Privacy

Many homeowners prefer to have a private yard where they can feel free to do as they wish without having nosy neighbors constantly checking in on them. If your yard is not already a private retreat, you can make it one to suit your needs.


1) Make use of a fence

            If you do not already have a fenced in yard and would like one, you can discover how the phrase “good fences make good neighbors” really comes into play. If you are installing a fence, the possibilities are endless. One of the best things about choosing your fence is the ability to place a tall fence around your yard. That way, you will be sure to get the privacy you are looking for. In addition to providing you and your family with a sense of privacy, you can also decorate your fence to your own taste. Place decorative latticework in certain areas or hang interesting sculptures from your fence. Hang string lights around the fence for serene ambiance in the night.


2) Use latticework

            Lattice fencing offers a subtle amount of privacy between you and your neighbors. It is not as formidable and solid as a fence can be. It provides just the right amount of privacy in a sort of screen-like fashion. You can place climbing plants, such as ivy, around the perimeter of your lattice fencing. As the ivy grows you will gain even more privacy. You can also use latticework to support bushes and flowering plants, such as roses. Beautiful roses growing on latticework is a great addition to any back yard. You can fill in the bottom, more open space with any number of low growing bushes. Open latticework fencing also offers good air flow for your plants and bushes to thrive on.


3) Create a nook

            If you have a nice, little spot in your back yard that would look wonderful if converted into its own special place, then take advantage of that. The use of different types of plants and trees can create a natural cocoon, closing you off from the rest of the yard. Taller trees or even a pergola will provide you with a semi-private roof. Grow grapes, strawberries or ivy on your pergola for added pleasure. As this will be used as your special retreat, you will want to make use of a small table and chair(s) or even a bench with soft cushions. Make this space your own. Have garden statues and creative outdoor works of art placed all around you.


4) Plants instead

            If you do not already have a fence and do not want to spend the money on one, you always have the choice of going natural. Use plants and trees to form the natural perimeter of your yard. You have so many choices when it comes to which plants and trees to choose. Make sure that they complement each other and will grow well in the same space. Plant tall grasses next to even taller trees. Bamboos are becoming a popular natural fence, but beware of how it grows. Bamboo will natural take over your entire yard, if you let it. It is best to plant bamboo and other aggressive plants in containers and place them around your yard. Depending on which plants you use, the color palette can be limitless.


Related Posts

Write Comments

data-ad-client="ca-pub-1427585528506784" data-ad-slot="5673531157" data-ad-format="auto"
To our email newsletter

Write for us

At Home and Social, we want to provide useful information to readers in order to improve their overall home experience. Featuring topics including furnishing ideas, home security, DIY helpful tips, home upkeep, and interior design among others. Our mission is to be the best website...

view all