You’ve probably noticed as you drive around that new housing developments seem to pop up all the time. As more and more families abandon large plots of land for a crowded subdivision, privacy can become more of a concern. We’ve talked before about how outdoor living spaces are essentially an extension of your home, so it’s only natural to want privacy in this part of your home as well. Fences, plants, and an enclosed outdoor living space are a few of the ways to achieve that. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits each one includes.


A traditional vinyl or wooden privacy fence offers the most privacy (both visual and sound), but they aren’t always the best looking option. To spice up an otherwise boring fence, a lattice on top or stones on the bottom can add texture and a unique feel to fences.

If you choose to go with an iron fence, flowers and shrubbery can be added to fill in the gaps between the pickets.

Garden Fence With Roses - Landscape Design


If a fence isn’t right for you, or if your HOA won’t allow it, consider lining your property with plants and trees. Depending on your style, you may want a clean and even hedge or a row of varying, layered plants. Use raised beds or tall containers to make your plants do some work for you. This will add privacy as well as an interesting new feel to the yard.

Hedge - Landscape Design

An Enclosed Area

Rather than enclosing the entire yard, maybe it’s enough to focus on a particular area. If you only want to add privacy to your patio, balcony, or particular zone rather than your entire yard, there are plenty of ways to create an enclosure. Screens, stone walls, fences, or glass enclosures will all add to the feeling that this is another room of your house.

Outdoor Patio - Landscape Design

If you’re having trouble thinking of the best way to add some privacy, give our team a call. We can help you figure out what your yard is missing and get it in place in no time!