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Landscaping Privacy Solutions

May 19, 2015
Your yard should be a private space hidden from the world. Get ideas for using walls, plants and other features to keep your neighbor from being able to see your hot tub.
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Solid walls provide the most privacy and look attractive. This mural wall, designed by Jamie Durie, adds an artistic element to the yard.

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Privacy Fence

Fences are a popular and versatile privacy option. They come in a range of materials, colors and styles that offer varying degrees of privacy. A solid fence, like the one around the pool, is a great way to create complete privacy in a yard. Design by Rate My Remodel user RandyAngell

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Photo: Greg Wilson. From: David Young.


A stand of bamboo can be a graceful and effective screening. This plant is an aggressive spreader, though, so regular pruning is needed to keep it under control.

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Photo: George E. Brown

Evergreen Hedges

Living fences, often made of densely planted evergreens, offer privacy and tranquility. Manicured privet hedges require frequent clipping, but you can use shrubs for a more natural, low-maintenance option. Design by Tracy Morris

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