Your front yard should be a space to enjoy as you like, without the fear of noisy neighbours watching your every move. Sadly though, as land becomes scarce and more and more houses are being built in limited areas, it can be difficult to find that peace and tranquility when you step out of your front door.
Thankfully, some clever landscaping could hold the key to a solution. Let’s take a look at ways to improve your privacy with landscaping.
Property line plantings
Property line plantings can provide privacy throughout the year, and are often much more attractive than gates and fences. Fast growing evergreens are a great option here, and they require very little care once they’re up and away. Make sure that you check any council restrictions in your local area, though you won’t have any problems in most cases.
Masonry walls typically reach 6 to 8 feet, so offer plenty of seclusion. If you feel like you want to let a bit more light in, consider adding small windows to the walls, which can be decorated with ornamental iron works. To make everything look appealing from the inside, think about creating a mosaic feature. All you’ll need is some porcelain tiles and a little bit of imagination!
Lattice screens are a brilliant option as they let plenty of light in, and are excellent backdrops for flowers and foliage. Though they don’t offer total privacy, they’re very attractive and can break up your garden area, as well as partially cutting off certain areas.
Your neighbours might not be able to see you, but they could still be able to hear your conversations. If this is worrying you, consider installing a water feature such as a waterfall, which will generate just enough noise to drown out discussions.
Sheds and greenhouses
If you like to work in the garden, you’re probably in need of somewhere to store your tools. In this respect, a shed or a greenhouse can kill two birds with one stone. Not only will they provide handy storage and a dedicated space to grow fruit and vegetables, but they can also be used to hide your outdoor space from other people. You could build your own, or call in help from the experts.
As you can see, landscaping provides multiple options when it comes to protecting your privacy. Have you ever used any of these? Which did you find to be most effective?
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