Planting for Privacy | Part 1
Love thy neighbour… or not? Out of all the items that a client may provide in their brief, the most common one across all clients, all gardens and all styles is planting for privacy. They say our home is our castle. People like to feel safe and secure in their castle and staying away from prying eyes is a key priority.
Maybe it’s a fall out with a neighbour over renovations, sometimes it’s neighbours being a little friendlier than we may like but mostly it’s about the feeling of seclusion, your own private hideaway and ignoring the fact that we are living in a major city.
We can only go so high with boundary fences and walling before we require council approval and even then there is a limit to what is permissible. Screen planting knows no limits and is softer and greener – there can be no better outlook.
There are many plant varieties that can be considered. The options available are limited to the usual site conditions like aspect, soil type, available moisture but selection will also be influenced by desired height, density, area to plant and even access which can restrict the level of maturity that we buy. Here are some examples and we will post more ideas next week…