Privacy can be as important for your yard as it is for your house. Making your yard more private expands your living space and makes your yard a true extension of your home.

A fence is an excellent way to add privacy to your yard. The most traditional privacy fences are tall and wooden. Wooden privacy fences come in several different styles including stockade, board-on-board, and shadowbox. Wood can be stained or painted to coordinate with any style of home and adds a warm first impression.

Similar to wooden fences, vinyl fences also add privacy. Vinyl privacy fences can come with a straight top or beautiful lattice work. Vinyl fences have the added benefit of requiring very little maintenance and are approved by many homeowners associations.

There are ways to add privacy without a fence, too. Consider large, thick trees or bushes that will create a visible barrier between you and your neighbors. Consult with a local nursery to find the best foliage for your purpose and growing zone. Central Florida, for example, is in growing zone 9. In zone 9, you don’t have to be as concerned with cold hardiness, but summer heat is a concern.

If you don’t like the idea of tall plants, consider large planters or vases that will create intimacy within your yard but may require less maintenance. Adding height with planters or vases has the added benefit of being able to change the plants out easily while maintaining your yard’s privacy.

Fence Central in Central Florida is your go-to place for a new backyard haven. Contact us for more information about privacy fence options.