How to Make Your Backyard Private - Backyard Boss
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How to Make Your Backyard Private

When the temperature rises and days are longer you can start enjoying yourself in the backyard. However, as long as you don’t live in a rural area where the distance between your neighbors is large enough, you may feel awkward when other people are also trying to enjoy their backyards. 

That’s why it is crucial to take care of your privacy. There are many ways to hide from prying eyes, and not all of them will extend your budget. Check out this varied list of solutions so everybody can find something suitable and enjoy the freedom away from onlookers!


Pergolas are not only a great addition to your yard but are also very practical. They protect you and your outdoor furniture from the sun, elements, and curious neighbors. Create a covered back with planks, as shown in the photo, to have even more privacy. Since you will spend most of your free time there, do not forget to make yourself comfortable. Sofas and armchairs with comfortable cushions will allow you to relax in the best possible way. In the end, remember to have enough space to host your guests there.

Living Wall

Living walls are becoming more and more popular, not by accident. This beautiful solution allows you to not only be fenced off from the surroundings but also feel closer to nature. There are many plants you can grow on a living wall, so you are likely to find ones that match your style or maintenance requirements. 

Wooden Fence

The fence is always the first idea when thinking about privacy in the backyard. There are plenty of different fences you can build from various materials. However, the simplest solutions are the best. You can create a fence made of wooden boards; add some creativity by choosing various sizes, shapes, and colors. This will be sure to make your property stand out!

Shrubs And Hedges

Another great way to fence yourself off from others is by planting shrubs and hedges around your property. You will be able to feel free in your yard and more connected with nature at the same time. That’s also a great idea for folks that live in urban areas where there aren’t many evergreens around. We suggest going to your local garden center and asking what species will be most suitable for your climate. Since some shrubs and hedges take time to grow fully, do not hesitate and plant them today!

Privacy Screen

Sometimes building a fence around your whole property isn’t necessary. There might be only one point you would like to be hidden from people. In that case, placing a privacy screen is a great solution. Depending on your needs, you can choose its length and height. Since it isn’t that complicated to build compared to a fence, you can also try to do it yourself. Do not forget that it will add more charm if you grow some plants on it, as well as extra privacy.

Bamboo Fence

If you want to combine aesthetics with privacy, you should consider having bamboo fencing. You can build it by placing bamboo sticks next to each other like you can see in the picture or leave some extra space between them. Whatever you decide, you can be sure that you will catch the eye of visitors, and even your neighbors will be grateful for your work. Put also some lights and decorations to add extra charm to your backyard.


There is something about the curtains that automatically makes your yard look fancier. They have different prices, depending on the materials they are made of but compared to most privacy solutions, they’re one of the cheapest. You can add them to your deck, pergola, or patio to hide from the world. Wherever you decide to hang them, you can be sure that they will make that place more special. What is also important, they are easy to hang and take off, so once you get bored, you can easily replace them with something else. Consider having vinyl curtains for the best protection.

Vertical Garden

Are you looking for something that will provide you with freedom and fresh fruit and vegetables? If your answer is yes, we have a perfect solution for you. Grow a vertical garden in a place that makes you the most visible. It can be as tall and long as you want, so do not limit yourself. There are numerous plants you can grow vertically, so if you feel overwhelmed by the choice, start with growing herbs vertically since they are very easy for beginners. 

Screening Trees

Sometimes you might feel observed from the ground level, as well as from higher heights. In that case, fencing might not be enough. That’s where screening trees come in; they can grow tall, allowing you to be invisible to prying eyes. They are usually easy to grow and do not require a lot of care. To get even more from having them, try to grow fruit trees. You will be able to pick a healthy snack whenever you feel hungry while being outside.

To Sum Up

Spending time outside during the warm days is the highlight of having a backyard. However, sometimes there are moments when you can feel uncomfortable when others are watching you. To get rid of that problem, use one of these privacy solutions, and enjoy your freedom!

Let us know which privacy solution you would like to apply to your backyard, and as always, please share!