30 Amazing and easy projects to make a natural privacy screen in your patio, yard, and garden
Do you feel exposed to prying eyes from neighbors during your little daily yoga session outside? Or do you feel like someone is watching you as you sip your afternoon coffee? To guarantee your privacy like indoors, find our suggestions for making a natural privacy screen in your patio, yard, and garden. An ecological, practical, and zen installation…
Why make a natural screen?
Privacy screen in PVC panels, aluminum, or artificial shrub, if you are not the type to tinker, there are plenty of solutions on the market. And still, natural do-it-yourself ideas are preferred for several reasons. Saving money yes, but beyond that, there is also the raw aspect that charms us. The natural setting offers us a 100% authentic outdoor experience and the opportunity to fully enjoy the benefits of the outdoors. Finally, a large part of the crafts of this kind is not only easy but are part of the current ecological approach. We dare, then, to recycle even the most unthinkable materials to reuse. To give you some very concrete ideas, find our selection of DIY and natural exterior separations.
Natural privacy screen with branches/wooden planks
Making a natural privacy screen yourself would be even cheaper if you use recycled materials. These you could draw from nature itself. The wooden branch fence is a perfect idea for your country-style home. To make it yourself, plant a few poles in the ground, spacing them evenly. Then just nail the branches to the posts and you’ve got your beautiful rustic divider crafted with just a few hammer blows. It is more precisely about intertwining flexible branches which are again organized around posts. The branches of chestnut, hazel, alder, and ash lend themselves particularly well to such use.
Bamboo privacy screen
For an exotic touch in the garden, is there anything better than a bamboo screen? Two main options are available to lovers of the Zen charm of this plant. The first is to plant the bamboo on the edge directly in the ground or in a pot or flower box. A wonderful touch of green, as if we were in the middle of a tropical forest. The second option is to use dried seedlings to make a bamboo palisade. A DIY project that is not the sea to drink. All you need is dry bamboo of equal or similar size and height, sticks, and ties (raffia, for example). All you have to do is line up the bamboos flat next to each other, then arrange the chopsticks sideways (every 50 cm or more) and finally tie the bamboos to the chopsticks with ties.
Privacy screen planter
Apart from bamboo, which can be planted in pots and used as a screen plant, there are plenty of other plant species that could be used for similar purposes. Be aware, however, that these are better suited to preserve the privacy of a balcony, small terrace, or backyard. That is to say, too small spaces. Otherwise, bet the best occulting potted plants, we find our favorite bamboo but also the laurel, the climbing honeysuckle, and the escallonia. Apart from hiding well, the latter would have a beautiful decorative effect, thanks to the flowers with which they are covered. In general, any pot-grown, tall enough evergreen plant would be suitable. As for the bin itself, we prefer as large as possible. A vertical garden made of recycled wood or pallets is another great idea.
Green wall privacy screen
When the planter is large enough and the vegetation dense, we speak of an exterior green wall. In some cases, this would consist of pretty flowering plants, in others – a vertical vegetable garden. You can easily make it in a pallet or old recycled frame. All you have to do is provide the back of the pallet with a fairly thick plastic tarpaulin and horticultural fabric or aqua sheet to ensure drainage. Then, all that remains is to introduce compost and panties into the interstices between the boards of the pallet. To make it even easier, it is also possible to make a plant wall of flower pots hung on support. This could be a pallet, planks, wooden crates, shelves, or other recycled materials such as glass or plastic bottles.
And if you would like to place your exterior in a real natural setting, we recommend the trellis. As for the stand itself, you can either buy it or make it yourself. In tree branches, chicken wire, wooden slats, copper tubes, stakes, string, etc. In short, any structure that is able to accommodate a climbing plant. On the plant side now, you are spoiled for choice. From ivy and Virginia creeper to clematis and climbing hydrangea, to end with summer jasmine, honeysuckle and Banks rose. The last in the list will not only embellish but also embalm your exterior.
Pallet privacy screens
Finally, we have already mentioned the pallet as wonderful support for your planter. But she’s not the only one. By working the pallet a little or even without doing so, you could transform it into a superb wooden palisade. It doesn’t matter if you decide to leave it raw, sand it, or paint it, whether or not. A pallet is perfect in all its states. And what’s more, the holes and gaps inside it are ideal for hosting a few plants. So it’s decorative charm and utility in one.