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How to Maintain Garden Privacy Through Planting Hedges and Trees

Lisa Garden on 02-11-2022

In your garden, you have taken care to choose plants that are beautiful, fragrant and add to the aesthetics of the space. However, you may feel that your privacy has been compromised because anyone can walk or drive by and see right into your yard. Even if it is just a small backyard, most people who live in an urban area would love to have a private oasis of their own where they can escape from the stresses of everyday life. Thankfully, there are lots of different plants that can help add privacy to your outdoor space by creating dense hedges and trees that block the view of unwanted guests. Read on for tips on how to solve residential privacy issues by planting hedges and trees.


Planting the perfect hedges

If you’re looking to increase your privacy, you’ll need to plant some hedges. There are many different types of plants that can be used as a hedge, but not all of them are suitable for all environments. Depending on your soil type and climate, certain plants will thrive better than others. You might also want to consider shrubs, which can be used to create a thick and dense hedge. Depending on the type of shrub you choose, you could have a fully grown hedge in as little as 2 years. After that point, your hedge will only continue to grow in height as well as in density, so they truly make for great privacy solutions.

Blocking overlooking views with trees

If you’re looking for privacy but you don’t want to plant a hedge, you can plant some trees instead. Thanks to the thick foliage of trees, they make an excellent addition to any garden and are perfect if you have a large space to cover. Since most of a tree’s foliage is on top, trees tend to make for great solutions for overhead privacy issues. For instance, if you want to keep your neighbours from looking into your private space from higher floors, a tree can be useful to locally block out the sight. Of course, depending on the type of tree you plant, they may not offer the same level of privacy as some plants. Trees with long branches, like willows, or rather tall, dense ones, like cedars, lend themselves the best for these types of uses.

Mature planting for instant privacy

If you don’t want to wait for a few months or years for your new plants to grow and provide you with some privacy, you can always plant some mature trees and hedges for instant results. Although you might think mature hedges, shrubs and other big plants are too hard to come by, you might be surprised just how many options you have when it comes to specimen planting. The perfect garden design to ensure your privacy is closer than you think.

If you’re looking for a more natural option, you might want to consider planting some bamboo. Not only does bamboo grow incredibly quickly, but it can also provide excellent privacy. You can find bamboo with a variety of heights and widths, so you can find just what you’re after to help keep your garden private.

Solutions for all your privacy issues

If you’re having trouble finding the right plants to help keep your garden private, consider consulting a professional gardener. They can help you decide which plants will work best in your specific environment and can help you plant them in a way that maximizes their privacy potential. Likewise, if you’re not sure which plants to plant, a professional gardener can help with that, too. They can help you decide what plants would be best for your specific situation, such as if you have a small space or if you want something that requires low maintenance.