to Create More Privacy
There's nothing like a fence to create a private, outdoor room.
If you don't want to invest in a wood fence, consider a semi-permanent
fence made of bamboo, willow or reeds. Pre-made lattice panels can
also be used.
- Instead of a solid hedge of yews or cedars, consider a staggered
planting of trees to filter the view without blocking it completely.
You'll create a feeling of more space by borrowing part of the
view beyond your yard. Evergreens are a good choice for hedges,
but you can also use deciduous trees or shrubs, such as lilacs,
which grow quickly and have fragrant springtime flowers.
- Use trellises to create seasonal screens. Cover them with fast-growing
flowering vines. Annuals, such as morning glories or cardinal
climbers, are a great choice because they grow quickly. Use trellis
netting for support over large areas. Simply attach it to sturdy
- Ornamental grasses - especially the taller varieties - can be
used to create screens. Many will thrive in large containers.
- Create a "hedge" of tall annuals; a dense planting
of corn or sunflowers will do the trick.
- A series of overflowing hanging baskets adds privacy and beauty
to any front porch.
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