There are some really simple things you can do outdoors to create a private garden retreat, and by doing it yourself you'll save a lot of money.
Arrange your pots
With so many varieties and sizes of pots
available, there's sure to be the perfect pot and plant combination to suit your area. As well as helping to enclose spaces and add privacy, you can move pots around easily to create a new look or open up spaces when you're entertaining.
Plant more trees
Fast-growing, deciduous shade trees
are an easy way to add privacy. With some trees growing up to 20 metres, they'll easily block a neighbour's view into your backyard. Make sure you choose a tree that'll fit your garden. Also, if you grow it over a deck or patio the branches will provide natural shade in summer.
There are so many great ways you can use vines to give you extra privacy. You can train climbers
to cover a fence, grow over a pergola or create a screen in any direction you want. And if you choose passionfruit or grape vines you'll have the added benefit of fresh fruit to enjoy.