Warm temperatures and sunshine invite families to go outside and spend time together enjoying endless hours in their backyards. That can be a challenging task if you have an open yard though. Aside from sun exposure, you will also worry about curious neighbors and passersby.
Luckily, there are lots of landscaping solutions that can keep out noise pollution, direct sunlight, and wandering eyes.
Here are some tips on how to increase your home’s privacy.
- Garden up
To improve the blocking power of your favorite plants, start to grow them in berms and/or raised beds. This is a great solution for those who grapple with clay or rocky soil. The idea behind this is to mound the soil so as to increase the height of your plants. That’ll make your backyard feel more secluded.
- Plant a hedge
Use a hedge as a green wall to increase the privacy of your backyard. Evergreen varieties are the best choice because they provide screening throughout the year. You can also give a try to plants that lose leaves in late autumn but compensate them for attractive dense flowers. Either way, be sure to pick a variety that is well-adapted to local climate while maturing at the preferred width and height for your hedge.
- Add Bamboo
You can get an all-natural privacy by filling in your naked backyard with bamboos. It comes in handy for gaps around fences and pergolas in particular. An extra bonus of bamboo is that it can turn your yard into a tropical exotic refuge. This giant woody grass is capable of shielding cozy hideaways with ease. Use this ability to your advantage.
- Look at lattice
If the fence around your yard makes you feel somewhat claustrophobic, consider an alternative solution like a lattice. A lattice fence will add both enclosure and privacy to your yard but it won’t be closed off too much. Besides, this is a great way to showcase climbing roses. The panels of lattices are cheaper than traditional fences, meaning you will also save money this way.
- Make a secluded getaway with trees
You don’t have to transform the entire backyard into a private paradise. Instead, take only one corner of your yard and turn it into a private retreat. Create a “pocket” by placing a few trees densely around your hammock. Pines can make it feel hidden and not easy to find or see. Also, place some redbud trees to enhance the effect.
- Container gardens for decks
Make use of potted plants like clumping bamboo and arborvitae trees for this purpose. Arrange them in such a way to form a green screen around your deck area. Make sure the pots are made from the lightweight material or raise them up on casters. This way they will be easy to carry and move for deck repairs or parties.
- Build a Classic Wood Fence
Wood fences are kind of like an outside staple. There is a wide range of woods and style choices for fencing to pick from. Not only that it will increase the privacy but also boost the design of your backyard.
All of these can take your privacy to a whole new level. Mix and match them to get the most out of your backyard.
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