3 ways to create more privacy in your yard
Backyards have become multi-functional spaces to unwind, enjoy a meal, watch a game or escape to for a quiet yoga session or nap! We’re seeing these spaces as an extension of our home and we want to feel comfortable outdoors year-round. Embracing outdoor living is more than a trend, and with that comes the need for more privacy in your yard.
Being able to spend time outdoors away from the watchful eyes of neighbours or a passerby is something you may want to consider when planning the landscape design of your yard (or even your balcony space!) From tall, full trees along your property line to retaining walls and sunken patios, not all backyard designs allow for the same amount of privacy but there are many ways to create more privacy in your yard without breaking the bank.
Here’s how to create a private yard:
When it comes to privacy screens, the options are endless! From wood panels to modern metal designs, you can buy privacy screens in any style, material, size and colour to suit your space. You can find privacy screens that simply need to be installed or you can have custom enclosures or pergolas built by local Edmonton contractors who specialize in creating stunning private backyard areas. To determine the best option for you, consider how much privacy is needed, your style and whether you prefer natural materials or metals (there are pros and cons to each).
Privacy Trees & Shrubs
Use natural privacy provided by trees, shrubs, vines and other plants by surrounding yourself with greenery. Plant fast growing trees like Poplars, Swedish Aspens, Cedars or Lilacs to fill in the spaces along fences or next to decks. For homeowners with chain link fences or privacy screens, planting climbing vines or climbers like Hops, Clematis, Ivy or Virginia Creeper will fill any gaps with foliage or flowers to create the sense of privacy. The best shrubs and hedges in Alberta are Dogwood, Juniper, Forsythia, and Cotoneaster.
Artificial Hedge Panels
While living walls or a natural greenery are stunning, they can be high maintenance or may not be an option depending on your outdoor space. Instead consider creating an artificial plant wall using Rymar artificial hedge panels. Available in 4 styles, artificial plant privacy hedges are a long-lasting, maintenance free way to liven up your space. To learn more or request a quote, contact Rockland.
To learn more about how to create privacy in your backyard, contact Rockland or join our Facebook group of other DIYers, garden lovers and landscaping experts to ask a question!