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There are some really simple things you can do outdoors to create a private garden retreat, and by doing it yourself you'll save a lot of money.

Screen with lattice

Lattice is an ideal way to add privacy without closing off your backyard too much. A simple lattice design is an inexpensive way to grow climbing roses or your favourite vine to create a natural green screen.

Arrange your pots

With so many varieties and sizes of pots available, there's sure to be the perfect pot and plant combination to suit your area. As well as helping to enclose spaces and add privacy, you can move pots around easily to create a new look or open up spaces when you're entertaining.
 

Raise your beds

Raised garden beds are a quick and easy way to give you privacy. Your backyard will feel much more private by mounding up the soil to a height between 30 and 60 centimetres. It can give extra height to your trees and it puts medium sized plants at eye level.

Raised garden bed with herbs.

Grow in layers

Growing a sheltered backyard can be about more than just blocking out your neighbours. By layering plants in your garden you can section off a space to create your own private hideaway.

Plant more trees

Fast-growing, deciduous shade trees are an easy way to add privacy. With some trees growing up to 20 metres, they'll easily block a neighbour's view into your backyard. Make sure you choose a tree that'll fit your garden. Also, if you grow it over a deck or patio the branches will provide natural shade in summer.

Trees growing in raised garden beds.

Grow a hedge

Growing your hedge is easy if you choose a variety that suits your climate and will mature to the height and width you want. Planting a hedge can surround your garden with a wall of green. Lots of plants grow well as hedges - evergreen varieties give you year-round screens while others lose their leaves in winter but make up for it by producing attractive flowers.

Tall hedges.

Climbing vines

There are so many great ways you can use vines to give you extra privacy. You can train climbers to cover a fence, grow over a pergola or create a screen in any direction you want. And if you choose passionfruit or grape vines you'll have the added benefit of fresh fruit to enjoy.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.