October 18, 2018

Easy Ways to Make Your Garden More Private

Personal gardens can serve as incredibly soothing sanctuaries where one can unwind and enjoy the fresh air. However, if you live in a more populated area, charging your inner batteries might be interrupted by noisy neighbors and the prying eyes of passers-by. It’s not just the awkwardness of feeling someone might be watching you as you sunbathe, but also about obtaining peace and quiet. Don’t stress out just yet: there are numerous effective ways to make your garden more private.

Install a Portable Partition or a Privacy Screen

 

Portable partitions or privacy screens can help you bring the most out of your backyard space and contribute to the ambient, both aesthetically and in means of space functionality. There are a few things you need to consider before choosing the best solution for your gardens, such as available budget, the amount of space, the sunlight, and the specific purpose of different parts of space. There are many successful DIY projects you can explore or try to copy. From wallet-friendly bamboo screens and wattle turned into a natural fence to the creative use of the materials you don’t need anymore – the possibilities seem endless. Consider unusual materials such as plexiglass, which blocks the curious views but allows the penetration of light.

Turn To Nature for a Perfect Solution

 

If you’re looking for a greener way to protect your privacy, planting privacy trees is a perfect choice. Not only is it soothing to relax your eyes on beautiful trees and plants, but the green shield keeps you safe from the unpleasant winds and reduces your house heating costs, while at the same time isolating the street sounds and the chatter coming from the houses next door. According to the Tree Center, the best choices include thuja green giant, Leyland cypress, Italian cypress, and emerald green thuja. Modern breeding techniques ensure fast growth: some species can grow a stunning 10 feet per year until they reach their full height. Surprisingly enough, privacy trees are more affordable than most types of fences.

Build a Solid Stone Wall

 

If you have money on your hands and are looking for a more permanent privacy solution for your property, consider building a stone wall. Stone doesn’t have to feel cold and or hostile. As a matter of fact, there are various types of stone available on the market today that can give a vintage and rustic feel or on the contrary – smooth and elegant. You can use anything from concrete blocks and stone-veneer panels to fieldstone. Whatever your choice may be, it can potentially transform your outdoor space. Depending on the size and style of your garden, you can even start a bigger landscape project and make small oases or seating areas within the garden from the same stone material so they match the wall.

Try Lattice for Semi-privacy

 

If you don’t feel like cutting your backyard off from the rest of the world (be it due to feeling a bit too claustrophobic or simply because you’re striving for a more open concept), the lattice is the perfect compromise. Grow small vines (black-eyed Susan, morning glory and cardinal vine look lovely), or climbing roses to integrate the panels into space better. Generally, lattice panels are not hard to find, they will surely fit into your budget so you can arrange your funds easily to pick lovely plants and enrich the space. If you’re not a big fan of plants, you can leave the wooden panels uncovered or play with texture and color, depending on the look you’re aiming for.

Especially today, in the fast-paced world we live in, we need to spend more time outdoors, in touch with both ourselves and nature. The garden definitely makes a perfect scenery for that: take these tips in mind and you’ll realize privacy is not such a hard-to-reach luxury.