Search Articles

Creating Privacy

Creating privacy
This dense-weave fence provides plenty of privacy and blends well with any garden setting.
  • There's nothing like a fence to create a private, outdoor room. If you don't want to invest in a wood fence, consider a semi-permanent fence made of bamboo, willow or reeds. Pre-made lattice panels can also be used.
  • Instead of a solid hedge of yews or cedars, consider a staggered planting of trees to filter the view without blocking it completely. You'll create a feeling of more space by borrowing part of the view beyond your yard. Evergreens are a good choice for hedges, but you can also use deciduous trees or shrubs, such as lilacs, which grow quickly and have fragrant springtime flowers.
  • Use trellises to create seasonal screens. Cover them with fast-growing flowering vines. Annuals, such as morning glories or cardinal climbers, are a great choice because they grow quickly. Use trellis netting for support over large areas. Simply attach it to sturdy posts.
  • Ornamental grasses—especially the taller varieties—can be used to create screens. Many will thrive in large containers.
  • Create a "hedge" of tall annuals; a dense planting of corn or sunflowers will do the trick.
  • A series of overflowing hanging baskets adds privacy and beauty to any front porch.
Expandable Willow Screen
Define a garden room, create privacy or provide beautiful garden trellising with bamboo screens.

Share This Article

Related Products

$34.95 - $119.00
$15.95 - $79.95
$14.95 - $84.95

Sign Up for E-mail

Get the latest news, tips and gardening info!

Sign Up
Looking for Product Instructions?

Assembly instructions, diagrams and other types of product information are available on product pages. To find it, search for the product, go to the product page and click on the "How-To and Instructions" tab.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We stand by the quality of our products and our service. If for any reason you're not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it to us for an EXCHANGE, REFUND, or CREDIT.

Learn More

Learn and Share

Our website is packed with how-tos and inspiration, as well as opportunities to share with fellow gardeners. Check back often to view new articles, videos, blog posts and Facebook updates and join our online community.

Learn & Share

Good Works

Gardener's Supply is committed to improving the world through gardening. We support nonprofit gardening, hunger-relief and community organizations with volunteer time and donations of 8% of our pre-tax profits.

                    Learn More