Ideas & Inspiration
Privacy Landscaping Ideas
Enhance the appearance of your outdoor living spaces while adding more privacy to your yard with some easy landscaping tricks.
Begin by deciding how much privacy you need. Then, consider what style of screening best suits the design of your home and yard.
- Plant privacy with a row of tall, stately evergreen such as arborvitae, Leyland cypress or Polar Gold Thuja. These fast-growing trees form a green wall that blocks unappealing views and muffles noises. When planting, consider their mature height, width and growth rate. Read plant labels and discuss your project with a Garden Center associate for advice on plant spacing.
- Grow some privacy in decorative, over-sized containers. Large containers can handle tall, ornamental and evergreen trees. These add visual interest to your landscape and offer privacy, too. With a variety of container styles, colors and sizes available, you can have fun mixing and matching. Keep the trees healthy by keeping the soil in the containers moist.
- Shelter spaces with lattices. Lattice is available in a range of heights, widths and styles, including panels that can be placed into the ground like fencing or positioned like walls around a patio or deck. Train climbing plants such as ivy or climbing hydrangea vine to grow up the lattice. Talk to a Garden Center associate about trellis plants for your space.
- Position fence panels creatively along a property line or patio area. Plant tall-growing evergreens between panels, or use two panels to create a corner nook for seating. Add planter hooks and hanging baskets, or build a window box onto the fence panel to plant herbs or annuals. Think of each panel as a blank canvas.