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More Privacy at Home in Your Yard

The warm weather is fast approaching and for many of us that means more time outside on our yards, enjoying the sunrays, fresh air and nature. The yard is great part of the house, either used for some alone time or family get-togethers, barbecues and even special occasions. All My Sons of Raleigh with the help of MSN.com has some ideas on how to make your yard, or garden if you prefer, more private so you can kick back, relax, sunbathe, or enjoy the company of friends without being disturbed.

There are many ways to add privacy to an outdoor area, such as building fences, stone walls or garden structures, shrubs and more. To keep it looking natural, you can plant a blend of evergreen trees, shrubs and perennials. Just keep in mind, the height because that what’s going to provide the privacy. Potted plants like an aborvitae or clumping bamboo can create a screen-like structure and help with making a specific, smaller area in the garden more private.

The Raleigh movers suggest that if you want a year-round buffer between you and your neighbors, a six-foot solid board fence is the quick way to go. You might have to check with building codes though. They come in various styles to match the architecture of your home. You can also stain so they can match in color too. It’s a quick solution, but it’s not necessarily the prettiest solution. You can soften the look by planting shrubs or flowers around it.

A stone wall is another option, it’s a shorter buffer but still gives you some privacy without the feeling of being close-in. Similarly a masonry wall of stone or stucco can also feel less claustrophobic, especially if it has little windows cut into it. At six feet, these are typically higher than the stone walls.

If you’re looking to screen out only a certain section within your yard, like a patio or deck, you can build an enclosure around it. The local Raleigh movers suggest maybe using wooden pergola or fixed lattice panels.

You might not want to block off your yard in the visual sense, maybe you want to block out sound too. For that, All My Sons of Raleigh movers and MSN recommend placing a fountain. The soft sound of the water will keep the neighbors conversations, the traffic noise, the buzzing air-conditioning system noises out. You can find easy off-the-shelf plug in fountains, others that can sit on a table or have one custom made. They’re a nice decorative addition to any yard that also work to create a pleasant, relaxing sound.