While some homeowners want a landscape that is open and easy to show off to the neighbors, others desire a more private outdoor space. It is important to know that your landscape design, plant choices and hardscape additions can drastically influence the level of privacy you have in your own backyard. Whether you want to protect small children, like to entertain often or simply need the solitude with nature, we can show you the benefits of “landscaping for privacy” at Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping.
Many times, homeowners will choose to use their landscaping to create privacy in a way that is more subtle about their desire for seclusion. Not only can tall walls and fences be unattractive, but they can also give off a rude or “closed-off” impression to your neighbors. Creative and strategic landscaping can be a less obvious way to create privacy and retreat for your family when enjoying the outdoors.
Your property conditions, desired level of privacy and local building codes can impact how you landscape for privacy. There are many ways to boost privacy in your yard. One of the most popular alternatives to a fence or wall is to plant privacy trees or a row of hedges. A bamboo privacy screen or lattice screen with wooded vines are also good options. Some homeowners find that they get the seclusion they need by planting a buffer zone of flowers or plants. This is ideal when there is only one side that needs to be shielded or blocked. In general, dense plants, shrubs and trees are an excellent solution to improve your landscape aesthetics while also increasing your level of privacy.
When designing your landscape for more privacy, it is important to be considerate of your neighbors. Does your privacy screen impede their desired property views or limit their enjoyment of their own backyard? HOA regulations and city building codes are also important to consider, especially if you opt to build a fence or other hardscape. Finally, you’ll need to have a clear understanding of the maintenance demands of your privacy screen. Can you keep up with trimmed hedges or dense foliage, or will it look overgrown and messy over time?
Need more privacy on your property but not sure how to do it tastefully and respectfully? Let us help. Call Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping today.