Winning Strategies For Creating A Private Outdoor Sanctuary On Your Property


Do you want the area around your property to feel more like a sanctuary? If so, there are a few elements you can combine to make it more serene. Perhaps you do not spend much time outside presently because you feel like the area is wide open. The following suggestions will aid you in getting the privacy you desire as well as ensure that there are other complementary elements to make it relaxing. 

Get a fence around your property.

This will provide you with the first level of privacy. Since you are going for a serene outdoor space, it would be ideal to stick with natural elements. Therefore, a wood fence would blend well. Perhaps you are thinking that the upkeep of a wooden fence is more than you would like to care for. Cedar wood fencing is a stable type of wood. You will not have some of the worries associated with other wood types. For example, cedar is resistant to rotting and warping. It is also naturally resistant to pests that devour other types of wood. You can stain, paint, or leave cedar fencing in its natural state. If you decide to paint your fence, sealing the paint will aid in extending how long it lasts before needing to be repainted.

Add more lush foliage and flowers.

This can provide additional privacy around your property. Bushes and trees can be planted to semi-hide your home. They can also be strategically planted to adorn your cedar fence. You can add a flower garden for beautification purposes or as a designated area to relax. Adding plants to your landscape will make it more appealing, but it needs to be done correctly. This is because bushes and trees need to be planted in a manner that will not cause issues with other areas of your property.  For example, trees planted too close to properties can cause future plumbing issues. 

Consider adding a water feature.

Adding a water feature will add more nature-like sounds. It will also give your property additional ambiance. Examples of water features you could add are a traditional aquatic pond, a koi pond, a water fountain, or a waterfall. These hardscape features will likely incorporate some natural stone elements, which will further aid in a naturalistic outdoor experience. 

You may need to get zoning permits for your project. This is why it is sensible to determine what elements you want for the project and use contractors in your area as a resource for determining how to get the project underway. They will be familiar with the laws in your jurisdiction. 


10 October 2016

Fence Contractors, Privacy, and You

I've found that one of the perks of being a homeowner is the privacy that your own home provides. However, sometimes there can be a lack of privacy if you are in your yard and it is unfenced. When we bought our home, there was not a fence. One night, after the neighbors dog wandered through our barbecue one time too many, I decided that it was time to look up a fence contractor. We soon found a great price on a fence with a fantastic fence contractor. Now we can keep our privacy while still feeling open towards the neighbors.