Does anyone have PICS with examples of how to create privacy

lindsrocApril 9, 2013

in front yard???

We have a design plan but now looking for actual plant ideas. Plus, Im not creative when it comes to landscaping, so looking to get some ideas from what other people have done or used to create some privacy. I have gotten some great ideas on here... but Im a very visual person and seeing something is so much more helpful to me than reading a description. Thank you!

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catkim(San Diego 10/24)

The designers tend to be visual also. Why not post a pic of your house from the street, and also your view outward. Suggestions are more likely to help if posters know something about your situation. For "actual plant ideas," it's impossible to make suggestions without knowing your climate and planting conditions, so please add that information.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 12:45PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance

Think about how it looks from the other side, and what the "privacy" costs in hours!

Privacy hedges grow, and they will take a toll on you.

Blinds are better. Just close them.


    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 6:09PM
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Lindsroc, usually people discuss all aspects of their project--such as a front yard--in one thread. It makes it easier to relate the various aspects. Then, if they wish to add another project--such as the back yard--they start another thread. It's throwing people for a loop, I think, that you are breaking down aspects of your single project into several threads that, at first, don't seem related. I'm not saying to change anything now, but I'm just pointing out that this is really a continuation of another thread.

There is actual privacy, and a sense of privacy. Which one do you need? Achieving actual privacy requires that the outsider's ability to see and hear you is modified sufficiently, or totally removed ... such as with a screen of some kind. Achieving a sense of privacy only requires that you feel like his ability to see and/or hear you has been modified sufficiently. One method of feeling like you have more privacy is by being in shade. While something in the shade is not actually hidden from view, it can be very difficult to see. Shade definitely gives people a sense of privacy.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 7:41PM
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I'm just looking for inspiration, I would like to see ideas others have had. I'm not looking for advice in this post, just inspiration.

"Inspiration, move me brightly. light the song with sense and color;
Hold away despair, more than this I will not ask."

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 8:39AM
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Lindsroc, a book which addresses the subject is "Landscaping for Privacy" by Marty Wingate.

I recently purchased the book, but haven't read it yet or looked at many of the photos, so don't have an opinion on how inspirational it might be. The Chapters are: Buffers: Softening the Impact of Nuisances; Barriers: Effective Designs that Deter Invasion; Screens: Solutions for Unwanted Sights; Plant Lists.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 1:12AM
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Thank you, that sounds great!!! I will look for it today.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 8:30AM
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