Privacy: Three Options for Your Yard
There is both a blessing and a curse to having neighbors. When the relationship is good, it can be a great comfort knowing that someone is close by who is looking out for you and your home. The reassurance of a wonderful neighborhood community cannot be overstated. However, there are times when we want to have privacy from even the best of neighbors. Additionally, many of us live in homes where our “neighbors” live in a large apartment building or constitute anyone walking down the sidewalk bordering our backyard. Regardless, homeowners often find themselves wondering how to create a barrier between their yard and the outer world in order to cultivate a greater sense of privacy and peace.
The following list is a starting point for the sorts of options you have when it comes to making a barrier between your yard and the rest of the world. In order to meet the budgetary limits of most people, we’re focusing on options that are low cost and/or DIY. It should go without saying that if you’ve got more in the bank then you’ve got even more options.
Easy to set up, and easy to make yourself out of PVC and fabric, a privacy screen can immediately transform a public space into a private one. The downside to these is that they are not as durable as other forms of barriers. They also lose their viability the larger the space you need to sequester becomes. But, if you’re looking to craft a quick solution to privacy for a small area, a screen might be your best bet.
Large Plants & Containers
Big plants in big containers serve the dual purpose of increasing the privacy of an area while also adding a nice dose of greenery. Your imagination will be your best guide here as you can choose from an enormous variety of plants, bushes, and shrubs to suit your needs. A wall of greenery is definitely an eye-catching way to spruce up your yard while adding seclusion to your space!
Strong Fences Make Strong Neighbors
A standard privacy fence is certainly the most obvious solution to the problem, and with many ways to go about installing the fence, you can likely find one to suit any budget. Going with a professional installer will likely get you high-quality fences but you’re also facing a big financial decision. On the other hand, places like Home Depot or Menards sell prefabricated fence segments (usually with an 8×6 dimension) that are fairly simple to install on your own property.
There are plenty other options available to suit your imagination and budget, but these three options should give you a good place to start when it comes to creating a private space within your backyard.