When you live in a built-up Urban area, every inch of space you have is like treasure, especially when you feel as though your lack of space has resulted in you and your neighbours living on top of each other. Here are our top tips on how you can increase privacy in your garden to create your very own safe-haven.
Raised Flower Beds
Flower beds can be strategically placed to create a wonderfully secluded area. For those who are particularly green-fingered, you could consider dramatically raising your plants, so that medium sized plants are at eye level, and taller ones stand proud while blocking the view of casual passers-by. However, be careful when placing your raised beds, as you don’t want to accidentally create a dam that will cause your garden to flood!
Planting hedges will conceal you from street view. Other benefits of investing in a thick hedge are that it can dramatically reduce noise, as well as look absolutely beautiful. Don’t forget that a perfect hedge needs training, so you need to trim the edges regularly; especially throughout the spring and summer months. Alternatively there are many hardy and attractive plants that can be trained in the same way as a hedge, giving you a whole host of options to choose from.
With tall plants, you can create a stunning, privacy inducing space without having to be particularly green fingered; our team will be happy to put them in place for you using our specialist equipment. There are endless options to choose from, from Bamboo and sunflowers to small colourful trees; privacy never looked so good.
Fountains & Other Water Features
Water fountains or features are perfect for masking intrusive outside noises that tend to get on our nerves. The gentle splash and babble of flowing water is soothing, calming and can make all the difference on a relaxing summer day. Did we mention that – whatever the size you of the fountain you choose, from small and delicate to large and grand, they are a great conversation starter?
Perhaps the simplest of all privacy solutions is to install or update your fence. Fences come in a wide variety of shapes, colours and sizes. Whether you choose something aesthetic pleasing in itself or are thinking about training attractive vines to climb over it, a well placed fence really does make all the difference. We pride ourselves on using the highest quality locally sourced materials to create durable and attractive fences and can work with you to find the perfect option for you and your space.
By using these privacy enhancing measures, you can make the most of your garden without having to worry about your neighbours. For more information about how we can help you create a space that you will love to spend time in, click here.