6 Ways To Add Privacy To Your Garden

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Adding privacy to ones garden can allow you to enjoy it in peace. With neighbours always lurking just over the fence, knowing nobody can peek in on you when you're relaxing outside can be a fantastic thing. Here's how to achieve it and create a private garden you can enjoy in quiet. 

Privacy Walls

For adding privacy to a small area such as a courtyard or patio, brick walls are surprisingly effective. Not only are bricks attractive enough to enhance the look of your home and garden but they also provide excellent privacy since they completely block the view. If you want to create a space where you can escape from it all, consider enclosing a section of your garden with a brick wall that is accessed through a private gate. Here are some tips

Privacy Fences

One of the easiest ways to make your garden more private is by building a fence around it. This provides an instant barrier between you and the outside world. As long as the fence is tall enough, it will provide excellent privacy.

It is worth spending extra money on top-quality fencing supplies. Look for products that complement the exterior of your home and that are good match for the style of your garden. If necessary, paint the fence in a color that goes with the rest of your home.

If you want to save money on your fencing project, look for creative solutions so that you don't have to enclose the entire space. For instance, if you plan your fencing project right, you may be able to use your garage or another outbuilding to block part of the view.


Pergolas are the perfect choice for creating a small, private space for dining or relaxing. Not only do they add visual interest to the yard, but they also provide shade from the hot sun and a private area where you can relax with your friends and family. If you're planning low maintenance lanscaping this is the way to go.

Hedges or Privacy Trees

If you don't find the idea of man-made structures appealing, you may want to look into growing a hedge around your property. Hedges and privacy trees not only help block the view into your property, but can also dampen outside noises. For a beautiful natural look, try mixing a variety of different shrubs and plants. Alternatively, consider planting a single type of shrub and keeping it neatly trimmed for a more formal look.

Folding Screens

If you are like many people, there may be times when you want privacy, but other times when you want to be able to see the view around you. In these cases, privacy screens can be an excellent solution. They are fast to set up when you want to create a private space. Once you are done, simply fold them back up and store them away until the next time you need them.


For a natural look that still provides privacy, adding berms to your landscaping can be a good solution. In essence, these are small, raised hills that can be strategically placed throughout your garden. In most cases, berms are planted with flowers or other plants. Because of their sloped sides, they offer excellent drainage. This makes them ideal for creating rock gardens or growing plants that don't require a lot of water.

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