Outdoor privacy at home in your backyard doesn’t have to be tricky (or expensive) to come by! If cared for and grown correctly, it’s actually possible to literally grow your own outdoor privacy partitions. Seriously.
These outdoor privacy plants are super inexpensive and you’ll love the natural look that they provide. Keep reading below for my favorite varieties.
Outdoor Privacy Plants Ideas
Use a hedgerow of ornamental grass for privacy. It looks completely gorgeous, and it’s a great way to spice things up! Make sure that when planting, you stagger your grasses amongst two rows so that it fills in more quickly.
Dwarf English Laurel
Chances are, you’ve seen this one before. It’s what most hedges are made of. This pretty plant is grows incredibly tight and SUPER dense, giving you complete privacy while looking visually pleasing. Keep soil moist, or you might end up with crispy needles. These can get between 4-6 feet tall.
For a unique and innovative privacy idea in your backyard, why not make your outdoor privacy plant wall out of flowers? While it might not last through the season, it is wonderful for a backyard party. Here’s a tutorial from Hometalk that shows you how to make your own. The colors are making me swoon! This is stunning.
So long as they have a large enough trellis, you can grow beautiful climbing roses for privacy anywhere in your backyard. Just make sure they get at least six hours of sunlight every day and that they are pruned regularly.
A vertical garden can be created inexpensively with garden netting and a few of your favorite climbing plants like Prayer Plants, Pothos, Monstera, or others, depending on your growing zone.
Winter Red Holly
This plant is GREAT for some garden color in the color months, as it usually puts out a showing of bright red berries right around the holiday season. This shrub can grow to be fifteen feet and is like a literal living fence because it is covered in vines and thorns. I love this option.
Outdoor Privacy Plants: Decks
Evergreen English Ivy
We have a deck in our backyard and it is one of my favorite places to hang out. However, we have an exposed yard and I wanted a little privacy in between the railings of my deck. I installed a wooden trellis in between the railings and trained Evergreen English Ivy to grow around them. Now, you can’t see in at all. Grow the plant in a shady corner of your yard for fast-growing privacy that you will absolutely love.
This plant is popular in the Western US because they make excellent year-round privacy screens. It never loses its greenery, so you’ll never have to worry about being exposed. These plants are tall and skinny, so they look great planted around a deck. They’ll soon grow together and cover you completely.
Outdoor Privacy Plants: Patio
Clumping bamboo is great for containers, and it actually prefers them! Clumping bamboo is perfect for the patio because it can be moved around depending on your entertainment needs. Think of it like a folding privacy screen: plant clumping bamboo in pots to move them around your yard wherever they’re needed!
I love the idea of planting fruit trees in containers around my patio. Though they might take a few years to produce fruit, they produce lush leaves that have a delicious scent depending on what is grown. Plus, how convenient is this for when you’re in need of a little snack? You could just head out back for some fresh fruit. Check out this article for more ideas on what will grow in your area.
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