You love your neighbors, but there are a time and a place for neighborly interactions. Block BBQs and pool parties are a-okay for chumming it up with the couple next door, but you may want a bit more seclusion when unwinding from a long day at work.

Here are just a few ways to add privacy to your yard:

pampas grass for privacy

  1. Strategize Your Choice of Plants & Trees

Plants and trees are a must-have to brighten up any landscape. Why not kill two birds with one stone and choose plants that also provide privacy? Tall, ornamental grasses, such as zebra grass, or trees, such as evergreens or cypress trees, are great to line your property.

  1. Retaining Walls

Throw away your preconceptions about retaining walls and listen up folks. Prison-like concrete walls are a thing of the past – All Terrain’s retaining walls are functional and stylish. We can match your walkway with brick or stone patterns and add plants to the top to dress it up.

hedge plant

  1. Hedges

Shrubs and hedges add an element of privacy and a rustic vibe, without being too prominent. Hedges come in many different varieties, which means that their maintenance is varied as well.  Most need to be watered weekly and should be trimmed on a regular basis. Helpful tip: prune the top narrower than the bottom so that sunlight can reach the lower branches.

wooden fence for privacy

  1. Fences and Gates

A classic that never goes out of style, fences and gates create an obvious yet artful barrier between your yard and your neighbors’ yards. Install taller fences for added privacy, or let All Terrain work our magic to add plants to your fences for a “Secret Garden” feel.

  1. Fountains

Not only are fountains great for birds to splash in, but they also create an aesthetically pleasing privacy component for your yard. Depending on where you place a fountain, it can offer physical privacy, but even more so, it adds sound privacy. The rush of water does a great job of blocking out traffic and exterior noise, allowing you to sink into your sanctuary of a backyard.

Need a bit more privacy in your yard but not sure where to begin? Give All Terrain a call at 970-304-1183 and we’ll get the job done!

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