Does your outdoor space show a little too much of neighboring properties? If your deck, patio or yard is in need of a little more privacy, there are a few things you can do to make your space more private while making it more attractive too.
1. Install a privacy fence
The solution most homeowners rely on is a privacy fence. It's quick and easy to hire a professional landscaper to install a fence around your property. Once installed, a fence is incredibly low-maintenance or no-maintenance. There are a variety to materials and fence designs to suit your style and the architecture of your home.
2. Plant a row of hedges
Hedges are so classic and functional, they define a space, add to a manicured look of a landscape and create privacy. The downside is that you may have to wait a few years until they reach the full size you're hoping for to actually add privacy. They also do require ongoing care.
3. Create a wall of plantings
Plant tall shrubs or full trees for a softer look with an even higher screen of privacy if you need it. Some plantings and trees like cypress and bamboo can grow taller than six feet (which is typically the maximum fence height allowed by local ordinances). Be sure to plant something that won't lose its leaves or coverage in New England's fall and winter seasons (or you'll lose your privacy).
4. Add a stone wall
Stone walls are a nice alternative to a fence, as they create privacy and add texture to your property with natural elements. Once installed, they're no-maintenance, last a lifetime, add charm, look timeless, and create privacy. We agree it's one of the best options.
5. Install lattice panels
This is a great option for the budget-conscious. It's inexpensive, easy to work with, and can be cut to fit just about any space. It's also great for growing trailing vines like clematis, trumpet vines, ivy and wisteria.
6. Add outdoor privacy curtain panels
If you have a strong structure overhead (maybe a pergola, or a deck above a patio), you can mount hardware to hang outdoor curtains. Curtains made out of outdoor fabric are an attractive way to create a cozy private space with privacy and shade. They're a great option for when you want privacy only some of the time, as you can open and close them just like the curtains inside your home.
7. Install a fountain or other water feature to minimize noise
Sometimes noise is more of a concern than what you see. Drown out loud neighbors, high traffic or other annoying sounds with a fountain or other water feature. The sound of running water is peaceful and soothing and drowns out unpleasant sounds.
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