Outdoor Improvements That Will Create More Privacy

  • Make sure that you research vertical gardening to make sure that you grow everything correctly.
  • A local fence expert can help you to determine what would look the best at your property.
  • If you want to have some privacy and you have the space, you should consider planting trees.

Your backyard is a great place to sit back and relax and also to entertain friends and family. However, if you have neighbors, you may feel like your backyard is simply not private enough. If you plan on entertaining or want a more intimate setting, you may feel uncomfortable with your backyard at the moment. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to create more privacy.

If you love gardening, try a different way to garden with vertical garden walls.

Vertical Garden Walls

If you love gardening, try a different way to garden with vertical garden walls. Vertical garden walls will not only allow you to grow your plants, it will also give you privacy between you and your neighbors. You can grow just about any plant that you want with vertical gardening. You can also build your vertical garden as big as you want to. Just make sure that you research vertical gardening to make sure that you grow everything correctly. This will reduce the likelihood of you running into problems in the future. Your home will look lovely and with even more nature to enhance your house.

Installing Fencing

Another option when it comes to privacy is installing a fence. Fences make for great neighbors and privacy. There are many options of fencing out there, including both aluminum fencing and wooden fencing. To figure out what fencing will work with your backyard, you will need to look for what designs you like. You will also want to determine your property line and look to see if you need to pull any kind of permits before putting in your fencing. You can also choose whether or not you want to install the fencing or have someone else do it for you. Other considerations you will need to think about are the color of your fencing and how tall you want your fencing to be. A local fence expert can help you to determine what would look the best at your property.

Planting Trees, Shrubs, And Plants

If you want to have some privacy and you have the space, you should consider planting trees. There are a wide variety of trees that will offer beauty and privacy. Before planting trees, you will want to find out your exact property line and if there are any rules about planting trees in your area. If there are, you will want to make sure that you plant in accordance with the local rules. You will also want to make sure that you plant trees and shrubs that are truly going to give you privacy. You will also want to keep in mind that the leaves on the tree will die back in the fall unless you plant some sort of evergreen tree. For example, Leyland Cypress trees are a very popular choice to make privacy between properties.

Another option is to plant plants that get tall or bush out to help block the neighbor’s view. For example, pampas grass is an excellent choice for a plant that bushes out and gets tall. It can add privacy to your home, even during the winter months. It is important to note that while you are waiting for these plants to grow, you may still not feel very private in your backyard but given a little growing time, you will have the privacy you crave.

Consider adding a pergola or private patio to your backyard.

Privatizing Your Deck

If you have a deck, you can take steps to make it private. If it does not have a covered roof, you should cover it and then put rails up along the side. Once you have a roof on, you can add shades or curtains in a color that will compliment your home. You can make these additions look amazing and make them look like they are meant to be there. It can also make it feel and appear more homey for your guests. Just take your time and figure out what matches your décor best.

Build A Pergola or Private Patio

Consider adding a pergola or private patio to your backyard. This can be a great space for entertaining, and if you want privacy, you can put in a solid wall facing your neighbors, or you can make privacy panels or curtains that will hide your pergola or patio from your neighbors. Having a private patio is very important if you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors as well. You and your family will feel more comfortable knowing that you have more privacy on your patio.

Final Thoughts

There are many things that you can do to add privacy to your backyard if you are surrounded by neighbors. Try some of the options above to secure your privacy and make your backyard look amazing. Remember to check with your local county codes and your HOA if you have one before starting any kind of backyard privacy project just to make sure that you are following all the rules.

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Rayanne Morriss

Rayanne Morriss is currently working towards her BA from Oregon State University. She loves to write, read, travel, and paint. She enjoys finding new coffee shops with friends and expanding her cooking skills with her husband.

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