It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to create some privacy in your backyard. Read on for some simple solutions to backyard privacy.

Chris Heerdegen

Chris Heerdegen

Chris Heerdegen, Owner of OnDemand Painters.

Plant Fast-Growing and Shrubs

Planting fast-growing plants and shrubs in your backyard can be a great way to conceal that space from your neighbors. In contrast to large fences that can make your backyard look ugly, lush evergreens can make your garden look private yet attractive.

Italian cypress, American holly, and Idyllwild juniper are great picks that can provide the much-needed privacy your backyard might need. These plants can thrive in all soil types and grow around a foot every year. You should place them in a place where they won’t interfere with structures.

Install a Privacy Fence

There are a few things you can do to protect your backyard’s privacy. First, consider planting tall bushes or trees along the perimeter of your yard. This will create a natural barrier that will discourage nosy neighbors from peeking in.

You can also install a privacy fence. This will give you, even more, privacy and can be customized to match the style of your home.

Finally, be mindful of where you place outdoor lights. If they shine directly into your neighbor’s yard, they may be less likely to appreciate the light and more likely to complain about the lack of privacy.

John Linden

John Linden

John Linden is an interior designer at MirrorCoop Design.

Jack Miller

Jack Miller

Jack Miller is the founder of How I Get Rid Of.

Hedges, Shrubs, Fence, or Pergola

You don’t need to spend a lot on gadgets to protect your backyard’s privacy. Hedges, for one, are always an effective way to do this, while also taking care of the aesthetics. But if you want a more dynamic look, evergreen trees or shrubs are also a good option.

Now, if you don’t want that extra gardening task because you don’t have a green thumb, a fence or a pergola should do the trick. They’re a bit more expensive to put up, but they will also add a lot of aesthetic value to your backyard.

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