Using planters to create privacy in your backyard!

June 06, 2023

Using planters as a privacy fence

When it comes to outdoor spaces like decks and patios, privacy is often a top priority for most people.

While traditional fences can be effective, they may not always be cost effective. Fortunately, there's a creative and aesthetically pleasing solution: using planters to create a privacy fence. Let’s explore the benefits and considerations of using planters for privacy, along with some examples of products that can help you get the best privacy!

Using a Planter

One of the advantages of using planters for privacy is the versatility they offer. With planters, you can plant a variety of flowers, allowing you to add a splash of color and beauty to your outdoor space. Additionally, there are numerous options and designs available. By selecting planters that match your home's style, you can create a cohesive and visually appealing privacy fence.

However, it's important to note that using planters for privacy may require taller plants to provide effective screening. While this can be an advantage for those seeking full privacy, it does require selecting and maintaining taller plant varieties.

The Lakeland 16-inch Square Planter from Nutshell Stores is a stylish and durable option that will make a great privacy fence!

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Planter on deck for privacy

Using Planters with a Trellis

Planters and elevated garden beds that include a trellis are a great way to add extra privacy to your outdoor space. They also increase your growing area and allow climbing plants to thrive and create a barrier between your space and your neighbors. They also provide a beautiful aesthetic. 

The Urbana Parklette Combo with Trellis from Nutshell Stores is a premium option that combines the functionality of planters with a trellis.

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Large planter with trellis used for privacy

Using a Vegetable Garden

If you're passionate about gardening, using a well-placed vegetable garden can be an excellent way to achieve both privacy and fresh produce. By planting vegetables in raised garden beds or mobile planters, you can create a practical and functional privacy fence. This option not only offers privacy but also provides the added benefit of healthy food grown right at home.

However, it's important to consider that maintaining a vegetable garden requires more work and planning compared to simple flowers. You'll need to dedicate time to watering, fertilizing, and tending to your plants, as well as plan your vegetable selections and planting schedules.

The Elevated Mobile Planter with Trellis Under Shelf from Nutshell Stores is a versatile option that combines the benefits of a planter with a trellis and an under shelf for additional storage.

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Vegetable garden used for privacy

Using planters to create privacy is a beautiful and practical way to make more personal outdoor space at home. Whether you opt for standalone planters, planters with trellises, or vegetable gardens, you can customize your setup to suit your style. By selecting the right plant varieties, matching your home's architecture, and investing in quality products, you can transform your deck or patio into a cozy private area.

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