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How to Add Privacy When Your Garden is Overlooked

Most homes have nearby neighborhoods and this may mean that parts of your garden end up being overlooked. If you want to try and increase the general privacy of your garden then take a look below.

Maximize the Height of your Fence

One thing you can do is take the time to maximize the height of your fence. Opt for a solid fencing panel that has no line of sunlight between the panels. The maximum fence height that you can go for without seeking planning permission will depend on where you live but as a general rule, you are well within your right to put up a fence that’s an average height. If you don’t feel as though you need to make a change to your garden aesthetic then this is a great way for you to do that, so keep that in mind.

Garden Screening

You can also look into garden screening if you want to increase your privacy. Fence panels can be used as garden screens if you want, but at the end of the day, you also have other options too. Consider trying to frame a seating area with some trellis or even opt for a slatted fence panel if you want. Venetian is great here and if you give it a go for yourself you will soon find that you are able to add climbing plants so you can create a decorative screen that ends up lasting.

Take Advantage of Plants and Trees

There are really no restrictions when it comes to how tall you can allow your trees to grow. If you want to help yourself here then one thing you can do is think about adding some trees to your garden. Pleached trees are a fantastic solution if you want to give your home a nice canopy, so try and keep this in mind if you can. If you have some overgrown trees then remember, you can always hire a tree service as a way to try and keep everything growing nicely.

Sunken Seating

Another thing you can do is try and opt for sunken seating. With sunken seating, you don’t have to worry about high fences as you can sink your garden into the ground to boost your privacy levels. If you do this then you will soon find that you can take advantage of having more space and that you can also create a bit of a cozy space. If you need some help here then be sure to hire a builder as they can work with you to make sure that you get the result you need out of your outdoor space. Things like this can make a major difference, so try and keep that in mind.

Garden Sheds

Garden sheds can also be used to try and create a bit of privacy. When you opt for something like this you can block off a lot of overlooking houses. You may even find that you are able to get the result you want by making one change, which is great, to say the least.