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Create cozy and intimate spaces within your garden

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Are you looking for garden fence ideas or a hedging fence? Or maybe you’re searching for a fabulous combination of these two? You’ve come to the right place – Imdesign will give you amazing ideas and tips on how to make your garden a nice and cozy place, where you can relax, and we will even help you explore different elements that can give your garden more intimacy and privacy. Try our easy ways and beautiful ideas and we guarantee you, you will set up the cozy, relaxing and private garden you’ve always dreamt of.

Beautiful stone fence for more intimacy

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The quickest way is to put up or build a fence.  The garden fence’s primary function is to define a property, but in addition, it is also essential to ensure intimacy – fences keep your neighbors attention away, provide shelter from the wind  and they also give a sense of enclosure and security. This might be the perfect choice if you have children, the fence will help you keep them inside! If you want to build a privacy fence screen, choose a material and style that complement your home design.

Want more privacy – build a pergola!

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Tip: If you want to create more privacy, take a look around your garden before putting up a fence. Maybe you could use some existing structures to create more discretion. For example, add a small patio area next to your garage or home and see how it goes – might be all you need!

Grow a hedge fence – fabulous!

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If you don’t like the idea of building a fence, or it seems a bit expensive to you – we have the solution – grow a hedge! There are many hedge plants that would be perfect for more privacy in the garden. For a natural look, combine a variety of hedging plants and bushes. Experiment with the height, size, color and shapes – create a beautiful mosaic of plants! For a neater look, remember to cut the hedge plants regularly.

Trim the hedge plants regularly for such a perfection!

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Tip: The best time to cut your hedge, depends on what type of hedging plants you grow. It is important for the good look of your hedge, that the bottom is wider than the top. Easy growing and commonly used hedge plants are : boxwood (Buxus sempervirens), juniper (Juniperus scopulorum ‘Skyrocket’), columnar white pine (Pinus strobus ‘Fastigiata’), English laurel (Prunus laurocerasus), Pittosporum (Pittosporum tobira), privet (Ligustrum vulgare), Yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria), yew (Taxus x media).

Form and shape the garden slopes

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Garden slopes are basically miniature hills that add height – an effective and natural way to create more intimacy. They are also good for highlighting smaller plans as they bring all the other eye-catching plants to eye level. Due to the sloping sides, berms are better than flat beds – they are suitable for rock gardens, and all other species that prefer dry land. Landscaped garden slopes create useful and physical curtain between the street and the garden. For more stability you can place and arrange rocks and stones.

Tip: If you make a garden slope, usually the ratio applies from one foot height to four feet wide, to prevent the soil running down the slope.

Hedge plants and columnar trees

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While a pergola probably will not provide such a good protection as a fence or a hedge for your yard, it is a great idea for adding more privacy and intimacy to a smaller area and space. A vine-covered pergola or a pergola decorated with climbing plants creates a private, shady corner – perfect for a lovely bench or terrace. You can set up different levels of privacy with pergolas – hanging leaves and eco-friendly fabrics serve as curtains and add even more peaceful and quite atmosphere.

Wisteria and tulips creating tranquility!

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If you want to hide or cover up a place in your garden, use a wood lattice and some beautiful colorful climbing plants. Vines give the garden lattice an interesting appearance and integrate it into the landscape. Be sure that you pick the right kind of climbing plants your place needs for a cozy and intimate space. Large vines can easily crush the wood lattice, small plants on the other hand are not big enough to cover a large pergola and will definitely offer you enough privacy and more intimate space within your garden.

Luxuriant vegetation

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Top Small Climbers:
Black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata), Cardinal climber (Ipomoea x multifida), clematis (Clematis) Hyazinth bean (Lablab purpureus), field bindweed (Ipomoea tricolor)

Top Large Climbers:
American Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens), Chocolate vine (Akebia quinata) Climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris), Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta), Trumpet Flower (Campsis radicans), Wisteria.

White wisteria pergola

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A beautiful pergola

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Gravel fence surrounding the cozy garden and fireplace

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