Outdoor privacy is a must when you live in a large, bustling neighborhood! Although fences are the best way to make sure your yard stays private, they can be unsightly and costly to install. If you’re looking for a better alternative for fast backyard privacy, forget the fence! These plants will create all the privacy you could ever need!
Here, tree branches are woven together to create the appearance of “one tree.” This gorgeous landscape features a fence, but the tall, interwoven trees keep this space open and airy. From Ivy Clad.
English Cherry Laurel is considered an “evergreen” tree, but it looks nothing like Christmas! These plants can grow to be 4-6 feet tall, and they love to grow in clusters, so total privacy is easily achieved! See more at The Tree Center.
Is an ordinary fence simply too plain for you? Try growing a living fence instead! You can grow whatever greenery you would like, but I love the floral wall pictured below. From Hometalk.
Arborvitae is a shrub perfect for privacy! When spaced properly, these evergreen trees can grow densely together, creating the most incredible living fence! It tolerates moist soil, and late freezes. Perfect! From Bob Villa.
Bamboo is known for it’s rapid growth cycle (seriously, it’s one of the fastest growing trees in the entire world!). They can create a lush privacy screen in no time at all. Just make sure you pick a non-invasive variety, or you’ll find yourself with a yard full of bamboo! Learn more about landscaping with Bamboo here.
Looking for a beautiful, fast growing plant? I think that a Privet Hedge is the perfect thing for you! Privet will need to be pruned regularly, but can grow 2-3 feet per year if grown correctly. I promise, this plant smells even better than it looks! Learn how to properly prune your Privet Hedges here.
Boxwood has been used for CENTURIES to create privacy in any yard space. Boxwood hedges are easily prune-able, and are known to be decorative features in any garden. Of course, it looks just as beautiful if you let it grow wild!
Hick’s Yew is one of my favorite plants to use as a living fence. It requires virtually no maintainence, and it’s lush green coloring, and bright flowers hang around all season long!
If you have a fence that you aren’t super in love with, you can dress it up with Climbing Roses. Have your Climbing Roses wrap through your fence, from your pergola, or anywhere else that needs a little color. Privacy looks (and feels!) beautiful when it’s covered in roses like these!
Ivy is known for it’s ability to climb on any wall, any fence, anywhere. Seriously. However, be careful if you are planning on landscaping with Ivy, the plant is often very invasive and it can be a pain to remove once established.