Garden screening is a great way to give yourself some privacy in your enjoyment of your garden.
A garden should be a place where you spend a lot of time in the summer, perhaps gardening or relaxing by the pool, so naturally, you want your garden to look inviting and to fit in with your own personal tastes.
Garden screening could be needed for a lot of reasons: for privacy if your neighbors’ windows overlook your swimming pool; to separate your summer kitchen area and barbecue from the rest of your garden, as a wind screen to protect plants or to hide an ugly wall or fence.
Building a good secure entrance with concrete posts and putting in gates is a good idea if you want to enhance the value of your property and ensure security and privacy. Check out concrete fence panels and wooden fence posts too.
If you just want to close off your swimming pool area for safety reasons, you can put in picket fencing, which is sturdy and attractive looking and nothing is quintessentially American as a white picket fence.
Other types of screening include more solid panels for real privacy. These come in various materials such as wood, PVC, metal and concrete and you can easily find panels to fit into the decoration of your property and suit your personality.
Screening panels come in many options and choices and screening can be fixed to a wall or a fence or can be free standing, leaving you to move it around as the fancy takes you.
Natural screening panels can be made from reed or willow to give your garden character; thatch, which is long lasting; willow, the cheapest natural material; bark: this is ideal for hiding unattractive fencing.
Hand Woven Hazel Panels
If you want a rustic look, hand woven hazel panels are a good choice, but they are expensive. Another idea, if you don’t want solid screening, is trellis for your climbing plants.
Silk or linen on a wrought iron frame is elegant screening but not very practical in the garden as you will have to bring it in every night or if it rains. A lot of people these days go in for plastic or PVC screening which is long lasting and needs little upkeep, just cleaned off occasionally with the hose and a brush.
It is the cheapest form of screening on the market, but is easily broken and isn’t very aesthetic. It’s a good idea if you want to hide a compost heap because it won’t rot as natural material would.
Whatever garden screening you want, you can find any number of garden centers who sell it in all shapes and sizes. You can order it through Internet, but the delivery charges might not make this cost effective – and it takes away the fun of Sunday visits to your favorite garden center.