Create Outdoor Landscaping Privacy for Home
Privacy is one of the most sought-after aspects for homeowners, and yet one of the most common elements that purchased houses don’t already come with depending on where and how the home is located.
How to Create Outdoor Landscaping Privacy for the Home
A great view can often have the drawback of also including a view from the street or neighbor’s house: While homeowners appreciate the addition of a view from their house, a view straight to their house is not appreciated nearly as much.
How do you create privacy for a home that doesn’t have it?
If you’ve just moved to a new space and notice that a lack of privacy is one of the biggest issues, then landscaping is one of the best ways to achieve it – and it doesn’t always have to mean the amount of money or budget that you might be imagining right now, but can also be done on a budget.
When most people hear the word landscaping, they imagine expensive or bold changes that require thousands of dollars: You’re in luck – this isn’t what landscaping is all about, and landscaping for privacy can be achieved with simple means.
Here are a few practical ways to create outdoor landscaping privacy for the home.
Bold, Fast-Growing Trees
Planting a tree is not only great for the environment, but it can also be great for your garden – and for the amount of achievable privacy around the home without the need to make any huge changes. Trees go up – and if you are trying to obscure a large window or second-story view, then bold and fast-growing trees are one of the best ways to do it.
Don’t imagine that you are going to have to wait several years for the trees to grow; in many cases, one of the options available is to have larger trees transplanted – and it can cut most of the growing time off so you can have your privacy immediately.
If you don’t want to opt for trees, there are many other plants that love growing outwards – from lavender through to less fragrant options. Again, one of the best options is to place these plants right in front of the window in order to block off the view from the outside to any of the essential parts of the house.
While topiary art might seem rich and luxurious, it doesn’t have to be – and it can also be simple and applied to, again, block off a certain part of the view from everything that’s located around it.
Hire an expert and you can find the perfect topiary artist or gardening expert who can advise you on where to place what for the best effect.
The Use of Ivy Plants
Not all plants in the ivy-family are poison – and they are plants that love to attach to the right kind of structure. Finding the right variety of ivy and giving it the right structure (often attached to a wall or window) can give you the privacy you need when you need it.
Using any kind of ivy or ivylike plant to achieve privacy has the added benefit of total control for the gardener: It grows where you want it to grow – and where you will most need it.
The good thing about the majority of ivylike plants is that they do not require a lot of effort to grow – and they take well to almost any environment as long as they have structure.
If you aren’t sure where to start, your local nursery should be able to point you in the direction of a few suitable types of ivy plants that grow well in your environment.
The Use of Aloes
There are many instances where the need to create privacy is about a lot more than just the obscuring of a view. If you need more – and that means a type of physical barrier instead that can function as a natural form of fencing – then you can also choose to plant aloes in closely-knit rows.
Aloes are another type of plant that grows well in most environments, and when planted right, they can create a barrier that animals and people would rather not cross.
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