How to Add Privacy to the Backyard Using Landscaping

One of the best parts about owning your own home is that it becomes a sanctuary for you to relax and unwind. Your backyard can serve as your personal refuge away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. But what happens when your outdoor space feels more like a fishbowl than a privacy area?

Many of today’s builders are constructing bigger homes on smaller lots and the privacy that was once a given is now at a premium. People simply lack the amount of space they can afford between them and their neighbors. Even those in well-established Chicago neighborhoods have seen their backyards become exposed when fences are removed or shrubs taken down.

Fortunately, there are many ways to introduce increased privacy into your backyard beyond just a standard fence. Below we explore some ways to use landscaping to add privacy to your outdoor space.

  • Tall Privacy Plant Walls – A simple way to add greater privacy to a backyard without going through the cost and upkeep of a wooden fence is to plant tall property-line hedges or trees. They can also offer the benefit of increasing the shade within the space and are often not regulated by municipal ordinances like fences are.
  • Layered Privacy Plants
  • Pergolas and Stone Walls – At times, homeowners don’t want to hide their entire backyard away but want a sheltered space off their home. Maybe they have a pool or hot tub or just simply want some privacy built into their deck. For these circumstances, a free-standing pergola or a shorter stone wall can add the concealment needed.

If you want more privacy in your backyard enlist the help of a landscaping professional such asContact us today to learn more about our landscape and hardscape services.

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