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7 Ideas For Adding Privacy To Your Yard

Although a fence does make for a good neighbor, in this article you will find some other ways to add privacy to your yard.

A yard or patio is the perfect spot for enjoying the outdoors, whether that means playtime with your kids or quiet relaxation after a long day. And while you may like your neighbors, you may not want to see and hear them every time you venture into your backyard.

Ideas For A Private Yard

If having more privacy in your yard interests you, consider the following options below:

Fencing – Probably the most straightforward solution, fences have long been the go-to for homeowners seeking seclusion. Be sure to check city ordinances and HOA policies before installing one.

Hedges – Shrubs like boxwood and privet are commonly planted along property lines. Choose an evergreen variety for year-long privacy. Make sure it’s suited for your climate and matures to your desired height.

Screens – Stylish and effective, folding wood-panel screens add a nice visual element while blocking unwanted views. Opt for a weather-resistant screen designed for the outdoors.

Trellis – The lattice configurations on these simple wooden structures offer an element of privacy. They’re also a perfect host for climbing vines and plants if you’d like additional coverage. Just be sure to check the sunlight and care requirements for the vegetation you plant.

Pergola – A pergola helps block views from second-story windows and balconies. It can be as simple or intricate as you’d like and will offer a degree of shade along with privacy.

Drapes – Budget-friendly and chic, fabric panels help screen off your patio and can be moved as desired. Make sure the fabric is suitable for outdoor use or spray it with a water-resistant coating.

Vertical Garden – If you’re looking to increase privacy and also want to grow your own herbs, consider a living wall. You can buy prefabricated tower planters for easy installation.

If neighborly noise or a busy street are a problem, a water fountain is a relaxing, sound-muffling solution.

Consider your outdoor space and choose the privacy-adding options that work for you and your family.

This home improvement article was brought to you by Gary Moore Jr., a real estate broker for the Atlanta, GA, area. Take a look at his social wall here.

How will you create a backyard haven for your family? Leave us your tips below. 

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