Homeowners used to have large, sprawling lawns, plenty of privacy, and even uninterrupted views of farmland and beyond. With population growth and substantial developments, those days are gone. Inner-city and suburban dwellers have to think smarter when it comes to landscaping and obtaining privacy in the comfort of their own home.
If you are one of the many thousands of people who struggle to feel like your home is your haven, then read on. We’ve got some fantastic landscaping tips for achieving privacy when you thought you couldn’t.
Go Big with Plants
If you have a specific area in your section, such as a patio area, that is within full view of your neighbours; then you can take corrective action with minimal effort. Buy some beautiful pots, large plants, and create a subtle screen between your neighbour’s prying eyes and your private entertainment sessions.
Some excellent, and fast-growing pot plants for privacy include clumping bamboo, Little Gem Magnolia, Chinese Start Jasmine, and Mother-in-law’s Tongue. Your local garden store or landscaping expert may also be able to recommend some others. Plants are a quick, easy, and affordable option for serenity and privacy in your own space.
Trellis and Climbing Plants
If you’d prefer to stay away from pot plants, then there are plenty of other privacy options out there. The simple addition of trellis with a well-selected climbing plant can be a recipe for success. Trellis is both affordable and versatile, and climbing plants take to it quickly. Some great options include passion-fruit, Wisteria, grapevine, and creeping fig. Once again, have a chat with a landscaper to find out what they recommend too.
An abundance of plant pots and climbers is not everyone’s cup of tea, especially if it’s going to encourage insects to traipse through your front door. If you’d prefer something a little less natural, then partition walls are an obvious choice. These are freestanding, and you can move them around or make them permanent. There are also plenty of choices available to ensure they tie in with your home’s unique style.
If you have enough space, you may like to consider a shade tree that both offers privacy and shade for the kids playing in the yard. While you could wait years for one to grow, you can also purchase pre-grown varieties that will have a high chance of success in your yard. Such a tree can break up the open view of your property, discouraging neighbours from peering over your fence into your private property.
In an ideal world, everyone’s yard would be secluded and private. Unfortunately, built-up suburban areas do not afford that luxury for everyone. Make use of partition walls, climbing plants, trellis, and potted plants to gain as much peace and privacy in your home as possible.