Your backyard and patio should be an oasis. It should be a place where you can relax and enjoy fabulous summer entertaining with friends and family, as well as long, lazy afternoons. To keep that relaxing environment, you need your privacy but you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars building a fancy fence to achieve it. Instead, you can create privacy using a variety of perennial grasses and trees. Here are a few tips to make it work for you.
Take Advantage of Ornamental Grasses
You may already grow small ornamental grasses to add some texture and contrast to your patio or flower garden, but you may be overlooking a large benefit to these plants — using them as a privacy screen. By planting these grasses around your yard or next to your patio, you can create a small barrier from your neighbors and they don’t take up the space or the money that building a fence requires. Additionally, when choosing certain types of grasses, such as Blue Oat Grass, you can add a pop of colour to your yard as a bonus.
Grow Plants Right Next to the Patio
When you first consider placing a privacy screen around your yard, you may think of planting grasses along the edge of your property. However, you can create a better barrier — and it doesn’t require as many grasses — when you plant perennial fountain grasses or other grasses right next to your patio. This not only provides great privacy, but it creates a beautiful, lush, and rich garden area that you can enjoy when relaxing outdoors or during your summer parties.
Plant Small Trees Between Larger Ones
You can use a variety of trees, such as cedar trees, to create privacy in your yard. However, it will take several years before the trees are grown enough to offer the right amount of privacy that you need. To help enhance your privacy now, consider planting smaller trees between the evergreens. This creates a more full-look and can easily block the view of your outdoor space from your neighbors. To gather some ideas on ideal privacy trees, browse the wide selection at your local TERRA Greenhouse location.
You can enjoy your outdoor space without worrying about prying eyes and curious on-lookers. By utilizing grasses and trees, you can create a haven for your entire family. For more ideas on creating the perfect patio and backyard, visit a TERRA Greenhouse location today.