Landscaping for Privacy: Innovative Ways to Turn Your Outdoor Space into a Peaceful Retreat

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Timber Press, Mar 22, 2012 - Gardening - 156 pages
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The area around your home is your haven, your sanctuary, your refuge from the noise and irritation of traffic, eyesores, and nosy neighbors. Or at least it could be if there was some sort of barrier between your front yard and the sidewalk, or if you didn't have to stare at the back of the neighbors' garage when you want to relax on your patio.

Landscaping for Privacy brims with creative ideas for minimizing or even eliminating the nuisances that intrude on your personal outdoor space. Scores of real-world examples show you how to keep the outside world at bay by strategically placing buffers (such as berms or groups of small trees), barriers (such as fences), and screens (arbors or hedges, for example) around your property. And the helpful plant lists tell you precisely which varieties to choose in order to enhance your sense of seclusion.

If you've ever felt frustrated by the lack of privacy whenever you step outside your home, this inspiring book will steer you toward an achievable solution.


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Softening the Impact of Nuisances
Effective Designs that Deter Invasion
Solutions for Unwanted Sights
Plant Lists
Conversion Tables and Plant Hardiness Zones
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Marty Wingate is a writer and speaker on gardens and travel with a master’s degree in urban horticulture from the University of Washington. Wingate’s garden articles appear in Country Gardens and The American Gardener. She is a member of the Arboretum Foundation, the Northwest Horticultural Society, the Royal Horticultural Society, and the Garden Writers Association. She lives in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, and leads international garden tours.

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