This lush suburban backyard includes a hand-laid gray brick paver and terra-cotta brick walkway, ornamental grasses, evergreen foliage and perennials. A wooden privacy fence, gray stone wall and fast growing privacy shrubs surround the garden.
Limit your exposure to nosy neighbors by getting creative with privacy provisions. Shrubs in planters (that you can take with you when you move) are a smart solution that architect Carolyn Trevor used in this lovely dining deck. “The formal evergreen topiary softens the edges and creates a pleasing backdrop whilst affording some privacy for the occupants. It’s an efficient way of enclosing the deck and also providing a natural balustrade — without losing entertainment space. The architectural quality of the planting is also greatly enhanced when lit up at night,” she says.
Larger shrubs and bushes in the front yard provide some privacy to this chic gray-and-white home. In a unique architectural touch, windows group together to form a wide cross in the center of the house.
Stone pavers with grass create the courtyard floor underneath black cast iron patio furniture. With flowering shrubs and privacy trees all around, this courtyard is a quiet, beautiful place to enjoy nature uninterrupted.