The garden can be such a wonderful place to relax, unwind and spend some time away from the pressures of life. In fact, there are probably few other places where you can achieve that feeling of peace and tranquillity quite like your own private garden. However, what we fail to realize is that when it comes to private gardens – they’re usually not so private at all! Unless you have an expansive property with a high wall or fence (which most people don’t), then chances are that your neighbors will see directly into your garden from their windows as well as through any open gate or door. This means that you need to think about how you can create privacy in your garden, but also how you can make it accessible for those who need to get in there – the delivery man, pest controller, postman etc.
Create a boundary but make it easy to enter and exit
If you’re looking to create privacy in your garden but it’s a large space then you might be able to make use of natural boundaries. If you have trees or larger shrubs growing in your garden then you’re likely to find that they naturally grow quite close to the fence or wall that’s bordering your garden. This means that you can make use of these plants to block out your neighbors view. You might need to prune them a little or thin them out every now and then, but this is a great way to add some privacy without having to spend any money. If you don’t have any large trees or shrubs in your garden, then you might need to make use of a more physical form of boundary. Even if you do have some natural boundaries, it might be a good idea to have a more permanent border as well. This will make it even easier to keep your neighbors out of the garden and will make the transition from your private area to the public space beyond much easier.
Consider fencing options
If you’re serious about creating privacy in your garden and keeping the prying eyes of your neighbors out, then you might want to consider installing a fence. Just because you want your garden to be private doesn’t mean that you can’t have a fence that also looks good. These days you can find fences that are designed to be as stylish and eye-catching as they are functional. Fences come in all shapes and sizes, and there’s sure to be something that will work perfectly in your garden no matter the size or shape of the space. Keep in mind, however, that fences don’t come cheap. Depending on the materials that you choose, the size and type of fence that you install can cost anywhere in the region of a few hundred dollars all the way up to thousands of dollars. It’s important to take this into account when you’re planning your garden.
Create visual barriers
If you don’t want to make use of a fence or physical boundary to separate your garden from your neighbors, then there are other ways that you can create visual barriers. One of the easiest ways to do this is by simply planting taller plants and shrubs in the garden. This is, of course, only going to work if you have a smaller space. This is especially true if you live in a town or city property where the gardens are generally raised above the surrounding area. If you’ve got a larger garden and want to create visual barriers but don’t want to plant any trees or shrubs, then you can try layering plants instead. By growing different plants together (like vines and groundcover), you can create a barrier that your neighbors will find difficult to look through. This is especially helpful if you want to keep the inside of your house private while still allowing the outside to remain visible. Garden privacy
Grow taller plants and shrubs
If you don’t want to make use of a fence or visual barriers and are looking for a way to create privacy in your garden without using any money, then this is the method for you. Growing tall plants and shrubs is one of the best ways to create privacy in your garden and keep your neighbors out without spending a dime. You might find that you can use this method in smaller gardens, but if you have a larger space then you might need to think about growing plants that are wider or thicker as well as tall. Varieties like bamboo, are great for providing privacy and blocking out light and noise from the street and neighboring properties.
Use outdoor lighting
Another way that you can create privacy in your garden is by making use of outdoor lighting. This is especially useful if you have a large garden that you want to remain in darkness, or if there are certain areas of your garden that you want to be more visible. Depending on the layout of your garden, you might want to use lights to illuminate certain plants or shrubs. If you want to create privacy in your garden, you should try to avoid lighting up pathways or areas that lead into the garden. Instead, try to focus the lights on the areas that are being blocked out by the plants and shrubs that you’ve planted. This is a great way to make sure that your garden remains private, but also that your neighbors can still get in there when they need to.
Install a gate with a door
Another great way to create privacy in your garden and keep your neighbors out is to install a gate with a door. This is especially useful if you have a small garden that you don’t really need to completely block out from view. If you have a small garden, you might want to install a gate that can be closed to keep unwanted guests out and the garden private. Depending on the size of your garden, you might want to install a sliding gate or a swing gate. Swing gates are usually made up of one or more panels that swing open and closed, while sliding gates are more like a curtain that moves sideways. Whichever type of gate you choose, make sure it has a door that closes. This is the best way to make sure that the space remains private while still being able to easily let people in and out.
Alright, we know what you’re thinking. Creating privacy in your garden sounds like a lot of effort, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be. If you follow our tips and make use of a few of the techniques that we’ve outlined above, you’ll be well on your way to creating a private garden. However, there are a couple of things that you should remember. Privacy isn’t something that you’re ever going to be able to achieve 100%. Even if you build a huge wall around your garden (which probably isn’t the best idea), there are ways to get around it. People want to know what’s going on, and sometimes they’ll find ways to make it happen. That’s why it’s important to make sure that your garden is accessible for the people who need to get in there. This includes the postman, the delivery man, the pest controller and anyone else who needs to get inside of your garden.
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