How to Add Privacy to Your Garden

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How to Add Privacy to Your Garden

Privacy plays a crucial role in enhancing your overall enjoyment in your garden. A private garden provides a secluded sanctuary where you can unwind, destress, and recharge away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Whether you’re enjoying a morning coffee, reading a book, or simply soaking up the sunshine, the peace and solitude offered by a private garden contribute to a sense of relaxation and comfort. Without a certain level of privacy, your enjoyment of your garden may be hindered by distractions or disturbances from neighbours, passersby, or nearby properties. Whether you’re dining alfresco, practicing yoga, or playing with children or pets, privacy ensures that you can fully immerse yourself in the moment without external interruptions.

Adding a degree of privacy to your garden not only benefits you but also increases the value of your property. Privacy-enhancing features such as fencing, hedging, or screening can add value to your property by enhancing its appeal and desirability. Potential buyers often prioritise privacy when evaluating gardens, making it a valuable investment that can pay dividends when selling your home.

With this in mind, Oakdale Fencing have but together a list of ways you can enhance the privacy of your garden.

Increase your Fence Height
Boosting your fence’s height is a straightforward solution to enhance privacy in your outdoor space. Consider selecting solid fence panels that offer minimal visibility through the panel itself. While the maximum fence height permitted without planning permission typically stands at 2 meters, if your privacy needs demand a taller boundary, it might be beneficial to explore the option of obtaining planning permission for a taller fence.

Trellis panels serve as versatile garden features, effectively elevating privacy in specific sections of your outdoor space. By strategically positioning them around seating areas, you can effectively obscure unwanted views. Enhance the visual appeal and coverage of your garden screen by incorporating climbing plants, which not only maximise coverage but also add a decorative touch, transforming your privacy solution into a lush green screen. Take a look at our privacy trellis panels for some inspiration.

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Slatted Panels
Venetian fence panels are not only trendy but also offer the perfect solution for privacy. Designed to provide privacy whilst also allowing light to pass through, this modern style of fencing is perfect for creating quite private areas for relaxation.

Greenery and Trees
Expanding your garden’s greenery with trees presents provides an excellent opportunity to enhance privacy. Evergreens are invaluable for maintaining year-round privacy in a potentially overlooked garden. Incorporating raised beds and sizeable planters filled with tall-growing plants and grasses can significantly contribute to creating privacy in a garden susceptible to prying eyes.