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Landscaping for Privacy

We still have a couple more months of beautiful, warm weather—do you plan on spending a lot of time outside? This time of year is perfect for relaxing outside with a cold drink during the day and hosting outdoor parties at night!

The backyard can be a great space—but many people wish they had more privacy in their yard. There’s nothing worse than going outside to relax and hearing your neighbors’ loud dinner conversation out on their deck next door.

Creating Privacy in Your Yard with Landscaping

Fortunately, there are several ways you can make your yard more private other than just installing a tall fence!

Landscaping is a great natural way to make your yard more private—and it can enhance the appearance of your outdoor living space as well.


Softscaping—the trees, plants, flowers, and shrubs of landscape design—is one of the best ways to landscape for privacy. Planting large trees and tall shrubs and plants can enclose your yard and make it more private. Many people choose layered softscaping and use a combination of trees and plants.

Softscaping for Privacy

Our experts can tell you which plants are best for your needs and determine the best placement to maximize privacy for your yard.

Decks & Patios

Although pergolas and trellises won’t be able to hide your entire yard, they are good at providing privacy for your deck and/or patio. A covered pergola with a trellis or lattice framework can create an enclosed space that allows you—and any guests—to enjoy your yard in privacy.


Water Features

Making your yard more private and relaxing outside more enjoyable also involves masking noises. A water fountain or waterfall can muffle conversation from your next door neighbor’s yard, as well as block out other sounds like the buzzing outdoor AC unit or street traffic.

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Decorative Walls

Landscaping for privacy is easy with walls. Decorative walls can be used to block off your patio and enclose your space. This works especially well if your yard is sloped. Retaining or decorative walls with a fence on top can also add privacy to your yard.

decorative wall for privacy

wall and fence to make yard private

Enclosed Patio or Deck Areas

An enclosed or screened area on your deck or patio is another easy way to increase the privacy of your outdoor living space. It’s also a great solution for enjoying the outdoors without having to deal with bad weather and pesky bugs.

patio enclosure for privacy

Landscape Designers Serving Montgomery County, MD

Do you want to make your yard more private? If you live in Montgomery County, Four Seasons is the only name to know! We serve the entire area, from Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Olney to Potomac, Germantown, and more!

Our professionals have a lot of experiencing landscaping for privacy using trees and plants, decorative walls, water features, and more. Contact us today to learn more about our services!

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