So you’ve got an amazing lawn. The weather’s perfect. You’d love to spend some time outside, but your neighbors are peeking through their curtains and it’s hard to relax if you know that one lady from next door is watching your every move, judging. You just need to make your outdoor spaces as private and cozy as your indoor ones. Here are a few ways to do that.
Good fences make good neighbors, as the saying goes. Nothing beats a tall and durable waterproof fence when it comes to getting yourself some much-needed privacy from prying eyes. Is it subtle? Perhaps not. It sure does make a statement, though, and a little clarity never hurt anyone.
Trees, bushes and ornamental grasses are all potentially effective weapons in your privacy arsenal. Pine trees in particular are good for creating a visual barrier that will last all year round, even through the winter. Tall ornamental grasses are another, gentler way to get that visual privacy without committing yourself to something more permanent like trees. Be careful though: if you opt for something like bamboo, remember that it can be invasive and you might end up with more than you bargained for.
Sometimes you don’t want to completely block out your neighbors. If you have a larger lawn, maybe you only want some private spaces within the larger open space. For that, your best bet will be a building of some kind. A classic gazebo is a good option, but there are more creative and less contained choices. Consider an outdoor conversation pit, or a bar space with a wall to block prying eyes from that side. No matter how you choose to enhance the privacy of your yard, the point is to create a space where you and your family can be comfortable.