Do you live in a crowded area and feel like your neighbors are always looking into your yard? You can use what’s in your garden to make it a more private area. Keep reading to find amazing ideas that will make your garden way more private in this collaborative post!
Nobody likes having nosy neighbors, and if yours have a direct view into your garden then this can make it very hard for you to relax. You may even find that you feel completely exposed and that you can’t ever enjoy yourself. If this sounds like you then there are a few things that you can do to try and make your garden more private.
Dividers are Always Very Useful
One of the best and easiest ways for you to cordon off your space is for you to build a wall or fence. A lot of houses come with garden dividers but these are usually far too low and full of holes. It’s very easy for you to build a wooden fence and most of the time you can get it done for a very affordable price as well.
When you invest in a fence, you can also stain it and make it look as though it’s part of your garden theme. If you don’t want to have a fence too high then this is understandable, so invest in one that is an average height and then add a trellis on top. You can also add trailing plants and even hanging lanterns as well if you want, as this can really add beauty and character.
If you want a more permanent solution, then you may want to look into brick or stone. This will involve more work and the price will most certainly be higher, but you don’t have to worry about maintenance as much and rot won’t ever be a problem. If building a divider isn’t an option for any reason then you may want to invest in a summerhouse. When you do this, you can have privacy without it looking too obvious and you can also add a TV or even a sound system for when you have those summer parties. If this is something that you are interested in then consider looking into 1st Choice Leisure.
Take Advantage of Your Nooks and Crannies
If you are lucky enough to have more than just a tiny square of grass for a garden, then you will probably have a bit of space tucked away somewhere. If this is the case, then consider setting up an outdoor dining area. This will work as a brilliant feature and you can even set up a table as well. Not all is lost if you don’t have a space like this because you could easily create one by investing in a trellis, some potted plants and a parasol. This will create a little garden getaway that is completely private without compromising too much space.
Let Plants Grow Wild
You really do want to consider looking to nature for a helping hand sometimes. Climbing plants are becoming more and more popular, and they are ideal for privacy. If you let them grow, they will provide you with a thick curtain of foliage. You can also plant a hedge if you want so that you have a natural divider. Either way, it doesn’t matter which option you go with because there are so many ways for you to get creative in the garden and when you plan out exactly what you want to do, you will soon see that it is easier than ever for you to get all-round privacy.
Potted Plants and Flowers
If planting trees and hedges seems like far too much bother then consider looking into a quick, no-fuss solution. Potted plants are ideal for this and they can help you to create a boundary for your garden as well. The best thing about potted plants is that they can withstand a huge range of climates and they are available all year round. If you aren’t quite sure where to start then look into getting some flowering bushes or even shrubs. This will help you to personalise your outdoor space and it will also help you to save money.
Hanging Plants are Always Good
If you have a small space then why not look into hanging plants? The best thing about them is that they are both beautiful and practical, not to mention that they take up very little space. Dangling trees and plants such as weeping willows can add such a fairy tale quality and they can also provide you with a curtain of leaves. You can also invest in some trailing flowers or even ivy. These are ideal if you want to get some more privacy and they really open up your floor space too, so that you can make the most out of your small garden
Build it All Up
A lot of people build their gardens horizontally, but if you have a lot of vertical space then this may be going to waste. You could build a flowering wall or you could even build the earth up around the borders of your garden You may also want to look into having a rock garden, as this can help you to have some tall trees for privacy without having to worry about maintenance too much.
Invest in a Pergola
If you have never heard of a pergola before then you’ll be glad to know that it is a very simple structure. They are usually very solid and they have slatted canopies. They are ideal if you want to have more privacy in your garden and you can even add some nice foliage to step things up a little bit more.
Consider having some weaving branches or even flowers making their way through the structure. This will form a very thick covering and it also means that you don’t have to worry about things overgrowing too much. Of course, the best thing about doing this is that it will smell absolutely amazing and it can make all the difference to the look and feel of your home. It’s super cheap to do as well, and it gives you the chance to let your creativity run wild!
Why not try some of these top ideas for yourself today to turn your garden into a seclusive wonderland?
How do you maintain privacy in your garden? Let me know in the comments section below!