There used to be a time when you could lounge in your backyard without worrying about being seen. That was, until your neighborhood expanded! Fences are a great way to add privacy and a sense of safety to your back yard area. Contrary to popular belief, fences are not the only ways to create privacy in your yard. If you are looking to create a more intimate garden area this summer, try incorporating one of these ideas.
Layered Living Fences for Backyard Privacy
A living fence is the fancy term for a barrier made out of a living plant or tree. If you have a larger yard, create a layered living fence. Layer evergreen trees and long grasses around your yard. This creates a natural look around your yard and doubles as an excellent source of shade.
Deck Privacy Basics
If you are lacking some personal space around your deck, use potted plants as a privacy screen. Bamboo would be a terrific option!
For a tasty twist, grow bell peppers in pots, and line them around your deck!
Pergolas for Backyard Privacy
Ideal for a small porch space, a pergola with panels is a great way to enclose your sitting area from wandering eyes.
Use light weight lattice work to create a semi transparent screen. Lattice work is really lightweight and can be moved around the yard when the need arises.
If it is noise you are worried about, use a fountain to hide sounds! A great way to cancel out noise and replace it with a relaxing water feature.
Hang potted plants in tiers around your porch. Choose plants that grow rapidly and create a vine looking effect.
If the last pergola idea wasn’t for you, try using some curtains to create some privacy.
Another variation on the living fence idea. This idea takes some time to grow and develop, but can be the greatest option for a living fence around.
Use an old door as a great privacy screen. Connect the doors with hinges and place around your backyard, Idea from Listotic.
If real ivy isn’t of interest to you, purchase some fake ivy and weave in between your fence posts.