There’s nothing wrong with wanting a little solitude. After all, your home is private property. Take a look below to learn how to turn your backyard into a secluded zone blocked off from the street and onlooking neighbors alike.
Plants, plants, plants The most effective strategy to boosting backyard privacy is implementing a wall of plants fenced around the perimeter. For quickest results, pick plants that take the shortest amount of time to grow such as bamboo, cypress, or ornamental grass like little bluestem blue heaven. With the right placement, your exterior and interior aspects (the windows) of your home should be sufficiently covered.
Another popular route taken by homeowners is going with evergreen privacy hedges. When purchased in bulk, however, it should be noted that these can get pretty pricey. Moreover, with such a wide variety of styles to choose from, it may be in your best interest to consult a contractor to learn the best deals and get some insider tips on how to best work with your lawn’s topography.
The classic fence If you’re serious about your home privacy and security, erecting a fence is a time-tested method to do so. Whether you construct a fence yourself or opt to hire a company to do it for you, your first step should be to check with local authorities to see if there are any regulations concerning limitations on size or distance away from home. Once you have this squared away, decide if you’re going more for look or function because there are tons of fence styles out there - some more costly than others. Quaint picket fences are nice, but if what you really want is a stalwart hideaway, then you’ll want one constructed from either vinyl or wood.
Natural yet nifty: outdoor privacy screens Behind your standard fence, privacy screens are probably the most straight-to-the-point decorative tactic to conceal a backyard. But that isn’t to say they come off that way - they actually tend to look totally natural due to the artistic dash they embody. Coming in a diverse range of designs, sizes, materials to choose from, set one of these panels in a patch of open space to don a healthy shield of privacy and spark a look of personal flair.
Also, if you don’t own them already, consider investing in an expansive set of window treatments such as draperies, blinds, or curtains. They look natural, offer a chic look - from the inside and outside - and most importantly, yield a thick layer of home privacy.