Having a beautiful lawn to lounge in on a nice summer day is a great way to relax and get some fresh air. Unfortunately, not all of us have a lot of privacy, and excess noise from the neighbors can be distracting. There are some additions you can make to your yard to add appeal that looks great and allow you to enjoy your time outside without others watching.
Planting a hedge wall can provide year-round screening
You can plant a mix of deciduous or evergreen trees, shrubs, and perennials. Layering plants create a more naturalistic look. Planting deciduous shade trees can be a good way to obscure a neighbor’s view from a second-story window. If you position them over a deck or patio, they can provide shade and privacy in the summer.
Potted plants can be placed to create a green screen around a raised deck seating area
Combining annuals with ornamental grasses, shrubs, or dwarf evergreens so you can go with a mix of colors, textures, and foliage. You can layer hanging pots instead, using trailing plants to make fillers. You can also plant fast growing vines in pots and guide the vines to grow where you like by attaching fishing line.
A fence is the quickest way to some privacy
Make sure to check building codes regarding fence heights. Fences can be a good solution in a side yard where space is tight. If you already have a fence, you can add height to it. You can add a trellis or plant evergreens along the length of the fence. If you have an iron fence, you can get faux ivy to place along the fence or a trellis. If you’re not fond of fences, try a lattice. You won’t close of your yard too much, and you can grow vines or climbing roses on them.
You can have a living wall of plants. Tall and bushy plants will offer maximum privacy. You can see which plants will last year-round. You can also grow plants in raised beds. Adding some height to your plants will give you more coverage.
There are many ways to add privacy to your yard, and there are professionals out there excited to make your dream a reality. If you’re looking for a company with professionals that can give insight on the best layout for your yard, call ProScapes at (603) 635-4005.