Experts and BHG readers answer.
How do I add privacy to my yard?
Thanks for writing. You have a couple of choices:
> You can put up a fence. This is usually the most instant way of creating privacy.
> You can plant a hedge. This may take quite a while to provide the privacy you wish for, especially if you start with small plants.
> You can plant shrubs or small trees in strategic locations (so they don't take out the entire view, but they do block the sightlines to key areas).
> You can put up structures (arbors, trellises, pergolas, a garden shed, large pieces of garden art, etc.) in strategic locations to block key views.
Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com