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Seven ideas to screen your garden from eyes

11 June 2016 |

Privacy is the most important thing when designing any yard or a garden. Because it doesn’t matter how gorgeous your balcony or how inviting a BBQ area in your garden are, when you sit like in a glass case.

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Read our 7 tips that will help you hiding from prying eyes and relax in your private space.

1. Make a fence of pots

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Everybody use pots and containers for plants in their gardens. Most of the plants can be grown in pots that are portable to be a perfect solution for those who rent accommodation. But even those who possess their own dwelling can use advantages of this designer’s idea: using plants in pots, it’s easy to bring some greenery to any space like a balcony or a patio. To provide maximum privacy, use different types of bamboo, tall grasses, fruit trees or thujas.

2. Install artificial green fence

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You don’t have to water, trim and wait for the fence to grow. So this is a great opportunity to provide privacy to your garden if your don’t mind paying a little bit more. Artificial green panels are produced in a variety of sizes and forms and can be even installed with a sound-proof protection to double privacy factor.

3. Plant hedges

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Prefer natural things? Planting and growing of hedges will take more time and effort including selection of the proper plant and its planting, in particular. Box-tree and staff tree are classic variants for hedges but there are flower bushes like rhododendron or laurel that can grow up to 2,5 meters in height.

4. Hang curtains

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Properly placed textile adds privacy and brings a drop of coastal atmosphere. This is the cheapest way in our list, especially if you already have a patio or a pergola. There are a lot of outdoor curtains at the market but you can use covers with moisture-resistant coating.

5. Use espaliers

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Plants growing on espaliers require proper maintenance but there is one big advantage: you don’t have to wait for a plant to grow and provide privacy because espaliers themselves greatly cope with the task blocking the view from the outside.

6. Plant vertical gardens

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Vertical garden will help you to kill two birds with one stone: plant it with herbs and vegetables and you’ll get a vegetable garden you can use all season round. You can make it with your own hands or purchase it in a store.

7. Install a pergola

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Installation of a pergola requires some investments but there is no better way to make an outdoor living room. Embellish it with curtains and lanterns and they will turn your garden into a bright intimate space for happy summer evenings.

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