Secret Garden: Privatise Your Outdoor Space

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Relaxing in your garden is made all the more challenging if you are worried about the prying eyes of neighbours. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways in which you can cordon of the space that you have available and give yourself that extra bit of privacy. Both natural and manmade, let’s go through some of the top ways that you can keep the neighbours at bay without spoiling the look of your outdoor space.

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Make a Potted Screen

The beauty of growing plants in pots is that you have a wide variety of options to choose from and it is also much more straightforward than setting up individual patches directly into the soil. Choose some tall-growing varieties like bamboo or arborvitae and you can set up a natural barrier along one section of your garden. This works nicely one hard surfaces such as balconies and patios.

Replace Your Fencing

Fencing is the most obvious man made solution to give yourself a little more privacy in your backyard, so if yours has seen better days, it may be time to replace it. Whether you choose to do this yourself or call in the professionals like Fencing Direct, you want to get the balance right between not building up too high but still giving yourself enough privacy. Also, you may want to combine natural barriers with the fencing to give a nice balance.

Install or Grow a Hedge

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Installing a faux hedge is your easiest option as you don’t have to worry about waiting for the hedge to take shape and then going through the effort of maintenance activities like watering and pruning. However, if you are the kind of person that prefers to do things the natural way, you need to carefully select the right plant so you know about details like how high it will grow and what kind of light it needs. Boxwood and privet are two favourite choices so you may want to start off looking at these.

Hang Drapes

If put in the right place, flowing drapes can provide some privacy while also giving off the feeling of being at a summer beach house. Of course, they can’t be used all over the garden, but you could surround a patio area in them to create your own private den.

Climb Plants on a Trellis

Though you need to be a little more advanced in the gardening department to attempt this option, climbing some plants on a trellis is an option that looks fantastic. You have to care for the plants as they grow, but this privacy solution has the advantage of you not needing to wait for a long time as the trellis will block out the view anyway.

Using a combination of these five techniques, you can create an outdoor space that boasts a little more privacy and allows you to relax in your garden without that horrible feeling of being watched all the time!

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