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4 Practical Ways To Improve Privacy In Your Garden

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Your garden should be a haven where you can relax without worrying about prying eyes. You and your loved ones should be able to enjoy nature without dealing with unwanted intruders or stalkers. Fortunately, the right structure can keep out unwanted guests, pests, and dangerous animals, ensuring that your outdoor space offers the peace, serenity, and safety you need. Are you thinking about adding some privacy to your open garden? The following tips can help.

1. Invest in pergolas

Is your garden near a tall building? Then you may want privacy from prying eyes looking down from above into your space. A good long-term solution is to plant tall trees in and around your garden, but of course, they’ll take years to grow. You can plant already-grown trees, but that comes with many risks. Plus, it’s very costly. In the meantime, invest in pergolas or screens to block the top view of your garden. This will also give you shade and protection from the natural elements, allowing you to enjoy comfort as well as privacy in your garden.

2. Use oversized planters

Even if you are not worried about making your entire garden private, you may want a quiet and private corner. In this case, oversized planters may be your solution. When filled with tall plants or shrubs, they offer a quick fix for your privacy issues. You might need some help to get them in place, but they will shield you from your neighbours’ sight once you do.

3. Use outdoor curtains and garden screens

If you’re concerned about your wallet, consider outdoor curtains. They are the perfect privacy solution for a tight budget, and you can use them to create a private seating area on your patio or deck. They are available in various colours and materials, including polyester, cotton, and linen. You can also look into privacy screens made from bamboo, rattan, or reed.

Another privacy solution is to grow bamboo plants around the edge of your garden to create a fast-growing screen. However, you should first find a variety that will thrive in your location and climate to prevent a waste of time and resources. Also be aware that bamboo can spread quickly, including to neighbouring gardens, if not carefully managed.

4. Create a secret garden

Have you ever thought of creating a secret garden? That can be a fun way to add privacy to your outdoor space. The first step is to choose a location, then grow tall plants or install a trellis and cover them with climbing plants. You could add a small garden pool to spruce up the space even more and erect glass fencing to ensure safety. Consider adding a gate or arbour to create an entrance to your secret garden and pool. And there you have it – a perfect backyard garden hidden away from the rest of the world. 

A pool hidden away among greenery.
Photo by Robin Glauser on Unsplash
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