By: Mitchell Knapp on August 29th, 2019
A main concern for many homeowners when it comes to their property, is seclusion. Whether your home is close by a neighbor, or your house is situated on a busy road, landscaping for privacy is often the main priority. We meet with many clients every year that are looking for ways to use landscaping to block road noise, or landscaping ideas to block out neighbors.
When it comes to creating an outdoor space, there are a lot of factors that go into the overall design. Looking at the property as a whole, and the purpose of the project, determines what it will entail. With swimming pools, patios, and outdoor dining areas, most homeowners want these outdoor rooms to feel enclosed. Rather than being on display from the street, or from a bordering property, landscaping is used to create walls. We always tell our clients that landscaping is what ties together all the hardscape and outdoor living space into one. It is the final touch of color and texture to blend the home from it’s indoor to it’s outdoor space.
Best Plants for Noise Reduction and Screening
- Willow Trees
- Flowering Trees – dogwood, magnolia, plum, cherry
There are eco-friendly benefits to using landscaping for privacy as well. Rather than choosing to add a large expensive or high fence to your property, trees bring in a natural and beneficial border. Many homeowners find high fences to be an eyesore. It will require permits from the town and change the view of your property. With landscape screen walls, you are able to add a natural and beautiful border to your property that will only enhance it’s curb appeal. It is a softer approach to adding walls to your backyard. Many of these trees used in screening will add a green color to your property, often lasting year round even through the winter months. From foliage to snow fall, to flowering spring and summertime, a greenery wall is a perfect backdrop to a backyard space.
Large plant materials and trees will work to block road noise and act as a buffer to surrounding sounds. It also provides an enclosed and comforting border to the backyard. With proper care and maintenance, landscaping will only continue to grow and thrive over time, growing with the property and providing more and more privacy and noise reduction over time.
It is important to work with landscape professionals when choosing the best landscaping for privacy and noise reduction. If you are unsure which plants are best for your climate or location, they will be able to assist you in choosing what will work best. This is an investment and you should have a professional to help make sure your money is being best spent. Planting large trees on your property requires proper irrigation, as well as choosing the right specimens for sun or shade location. If you are interested in adding landscaping for privacy to your property, or are interested in learning more about options with landscaping to block road noise, feel free to contact us today. We look forward to helping you create a peaceful and private space.