Spending time outside is very good for your health. Doing so exposes you to a bigger range of bacteria, bugs and other microorganisms, which gives your immune system a bit of a boost. Plus, it is good for your mental and emotional health as well. So, the more time you spend enjoying your yard the better.
If your yard is overlooked, do not worry because as you will see there are lots of ways to create some privacy in your backyard. Most of these ideas are really easy to implement and are not expensive.
Use privacy trees
You can easily buy the privacy trees and shrubs you need to create a nice hedge from this website. If they do not cover your area, just do a search and find a similar firm that is able to deliver to your home.
Ideally, you want fast-growing hedging plants or trees that are hardy and easy to care for. In most climates, laurel or cypress varieties, are good choices. The fact that they are evergreen means that they provide year-round privacy.
When planning a hedge check how high it can be and how close to your neighbor’s fence you can plant the trees or shrubs you are planning to use. It is wise to leave enough space for you to be able to cut both sides of the hedge.
Use hedges to partition off part of your yard
If planting a hedge along your boundary is not an answer do not worry. You can still create a private area in other ways.
Potentially, you can create a hedged-in space in any part of your garden. You just need to plant it in the desired layout and let it grow. A lot of people, plant a square, leaving a narrow gap. They then put a couple of loungers or a table and chairs in the area and enjoy outdoor dining or sunbathing away from prying eyes.
Use umbrellas or a pergola
A pergola or a couple of large umbrellas is another way to create a more private space. They are easy to put up and do not cost much. Provided you take them down in the winter and store them somewhere dry they can be used for many years.
Make use of screens
If you do not have the money to install a high fence, consider using screens instead. You can place these strategically so that the areas of your garden where you want a bit of extra privacy cannot be viewed by passersby. There are many kinds available including mobile screens that can be put up and taken down as you wish. However, usually, the best approach is to create natural screens. They look much nicer and there is no risk of the wind blowing them over.
All you need is the right kind of climbing plant and some trellis. If you need shade and also want to stop people from looking down on you, create a grape arbor. You can find out how to do this by clicking here. Potentially, you can still use trellis-work and another type of climbing plant to create a natural screen along the sides of your arbor.