Whether you live on a quarter acre or a thousand acres, everyone likes a little bit of privacy in their home. While eight-foot fences are one solution to this issue, there are many other more natural ways to create privacy in a home without having to draw the curtains and block out all natural light in the process. You can take a lesson from exclusive communities like the Hamptons when you are landscaping your own properties or properties to sell. Here are three tips to keep things private and visually attractive at the same time:
- Plan (and Plant) Ahead
Plants like bamboo or rhododendrons will grow thick and tall around the perimeter of a property, naturally shielding a backyard from view. These plants do not take all that long to grow and most buyers are aware of their value even before they have fully shielded your yard from prying eyes.
- Consider the Seasons
If you are landscaping a year-round home, then your greenery decisions should be different from those that you might make for a summer retreat. Evergreen options will keep your yard private whether it’s snowing or the sun is hot and shining, while summer-blooming shrubbery may shield you during prime vacation season but be fairly ineffectual in winter.
- Shape Up
While evergreens and thick, full shrubs are popular privacy options, fuller, leafier varieties will also help buffer noise in addition to creating a private feeling in your backyard. They also will help break up your visual from inside the yard so that you can enjoy a varied array of backyard looks depending on the season.
Have you found that a yard landscaped with privacy in mind helps sell a home?
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