Designing your garden to be private, intimate, and cosy is all the rage these days. It’s not a surprise why. Your garden is an extension of your home and you should be able to use it without worrying who could be looking in! When the space feels safe, you’re going to feel happier about using it. 

When a garden is properly fenced off, built high, and covered in beautiful plants, it becomes a better place. You can let your pets into the garden without worrying they’ll dig under or jump over the fence, and you can use the space as a sanctuary, if you’re a fan of quiet reading or getting some sun in your own time. 

That’s why we’ve listed six great tips for incorporating privacy into a garden space down below. No matter the size of your lawn or yard, you can use these tips to provide more shade, safety, and comfort. And all without compromising on the look of your garden as well! 

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Provide Top Cover Over the Deck/Patio

If there’s a deck or patio in your garden, putting a pergola or awning over the top is a great way to increase the privacy of the space as a whole. This will provide a lot of shade during the summer and a place to stay warm and dry during the winter. And of course, this will cover your sitting/hangout area with what is essentially a wooden or canvas blanket.  

You can get a temporary cover put in that’s easy to put up and down whenever you need it, or you can get something more sturdy fitted for the long term. If you’d like to fit something that can be customised to fit in with your garden landscape, some wooden options have slats rather than one block top. 

Choosing one like this will still let the rays in and allow for plants to twine around both the legs and across the top. You can also support greenery growing in by fitting lattices up top as well. 

Plant So Greenery Will Grow Upwards

If you like the idea we mentioned above, where you allow plants to provide a bit of extra privacy for you, invest in this idea across your entire garden. If you plant them in such a way that allows them to grow upwards, you’re going to get a whole new layer of green goodness across the landscape. 

Of course, you’ll need to pick the right plants for this; climbing and/or creeping plants tend to be the best for coverage. However, you can also fit tall planters and pop some overhanging plants in these for a quick and easy solution. Mix and match the plants you choose for a healthy green ombre from one end of your garden to the other.

Replace Your Current Fence with a Security Fence

Security fencing is often taller than normal fencing and is also harder to scale and/or knock down. If you’re worried about the current structural integrity of your garden fence, we highly recommend getting it replaced as soon as possible, even if you don’t want to invest in proper security fencing. 

However, if you do, you’ll find your garden becomes a lot more cosy and closed off. Plus, you can find a wide range of security fences that both look good and are perfectly functional. Pick the one you like, rip out the old fence, and get the new one installed – voila, a much more private garden! 

The better the outlying fence that secures your property boundaries, the more safe you’ll be in the property as well. 

Line Fencing with Bamboo Panels

Fencing isn’t the only thing that’ll keep eyes out of your garden. You can line any gaps with bamboo panels and screens as well. Bamboo is super easy to work with, is quite hard wearing, and will take a few years to break down – that makes it perfect for long term privacy. 

If there’s one side of your garden that’s more exposed than the other, make sure you use panels like these liberally across the fencing already in place. Think of it as panelling the exterior, much like you would an interior hallway; you can achieve a pretty nifty look if you knock the panels into the ground and make sure they all line up with each other! 

Use Evergreen Options Near the Edges

Evergreen trees and bushes won’t die off, meaning you’ll get coverage from them all year round. No matter where you live in the world, this is a good way to be climate and environmentally friendly whilst still keeping your garden a functional, cosy space. 

Trees are best placed at the back of the garden, with the height of other plants sloping downward toward the house. This also blocks out wind and rain, making it a good design for weather resistance too. 

Box in with Garden Buildings

Do you have a shed in your garden? What about a greenhouse? Maybe you’ve got a treehouse for the kids, or a summerhouse you like to spend family time in? If you can place these buildings in a quadrant all opposite each other, you can create a very private space in the middle. 

Of course, the amount of garden buildings you can place depends on how big your garden is! But at the very least try to get a shed in there. These can block off an area on at least one side and provide a lot more storage space at the same time. No more messy tools laying around here! 

If your garden feels a bit too open and airy right now, close it off with the six great tips above. You can turn the space into your own little paradise away from prying eyes with just a bit of clever design – it also becomes a harder area to break into as well! Your home will benefit, your life will benefit, and your garden will never look better.