Gardens and privacy are two things that should go hand in hand when you think about it. It’s lovely to be able to walk into your garden and not have to worry about anything bothering you, because it’s your property! However, many of us live in areas where the gardens are only separated by a fence which can cause some privacy issues, so here are some things you can do to make it more private!
Invest In A Pergola
These are not seen in many gardens nowadays as they can be viewed as old fashioned or outdated, however what they offer in terms of privacy will change your mind on this! Pergolas are open topped stands that are large enough to put a table and chair under, creating a small, comfortable space for you and a few others. This creates an atmosphere that you would expect to find within a house, except it’s outside in your garden! They also make your garden more private by sectioning off an area of the garden, restricting the atmosphere to within the boundaries of the pergola. You can buy them from companies like ScrewFix that offer a wide variety of different styles, so you can find the perfect one for you!
Install A Privacy Fence
Privacy fences are possibly the ultimate way of securing your privacy from your neighbours. Most fences nowadays are made up of thin slats of wood, nailed together to form a rectangular pane that’s used to separate the gardens. Privacy fences are often made out of one piece of thick plastic, meaning that sound doesn’t travel through them well and you can’t see through them either! This means you don’t have to worry about any interference from your neighbours, allowing you to enjoy your space. However, it can be very difficult to know which kind of privacy fence to buy, so read this blog post to see more reasons why, and which type you should purchase!
Grow Some Hedges
Hedges can also be used to create a private atmosphere, they’re not just something pretty to look at! Hedges can double up as fences, but they don’t replace them, they accentuate them. If you buy already grown hedges from sites like HedgesDirect, you can plant them directly in front of your fences so that in time they grow taller than your fence and provide even more privacy for you and your family. Do keep in mind though that if they get tall enough they will block the sunlight out from your neighbours gardens, or if you use an alternative like trees it can hang over into their space, so be careful when you are planning on doing this as to not upset anyone!
Any of these things will do the trick for you if you’re looking for more privacy, whether it’s sectioning off a small space of the garden for the grown ups or putting new fences in, you can always find an option to suit you! Patios are also a very good way to create a private space in your garden, so read this if you’re planning to build one!