The back of a home is a private space for you, your family, and your friends to enjoy. Whether your neighbours are friendly or not, a separate space to relax and unwind is always beneficial. Bushes and plants, fences, pergolas, and trellises are great options for creating privacy, while keeping your outdoor space natural and serene. Below are some of the most recommended options for creating a private outdoor space.
The most ideal way to create a private outdoor space is by incorporating a fence. Fences are full coverage and can vary in materials – from cement walls, to wood, stone, brick, or other materials such as vinyl. For added coverage, try planting vines or other climbing plants along the fence to create more seclusion.
Bushes and Plants
Besides a fence, tall grasses, trees, bamboo, and hedges are some of the best options for creating a more private outdoor space. It is important to determine the amount of privacy you would like to create and base your plant selection around that. Tall grasses and bamboo offer light coverage, whereas hedges and trees offer more full coverage. You may want to consider invasiveness before planting.
Pergolas and Trellises
Pergolas and trellises are a versatile option. They not only offer protection from the elements but also create separateness. They can assist with blocking wind, create a secluded place in the yard, and establish added privacy. Vines and climbing plants can also be used on both pergolas and trellises for more coverage. If there is an area in your outdoor space that is an eyesore, pergolas and trellises are a good option for hiding them due to their height.
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