Landscape a peaceful spot

Design ideas

My landscape is always a work in progress. I joke that I don’t need patio furniture until that future day when I have some time to sit down. But lately I’ve been thinking more about creating spaces that draw me and make me want to sit and enjoy the peaceful feeling nature brings.

All of us need daily meditation for our spiritual well-being. It can be really hard to remain somewhere for more than 15 minutes, but I feel like nature is a perfect place for self evaluation, fresh air, and spirituality. My ideal peaceful spot has lush plants, a comfortable seat, sun and shade, and wildlife to watch. This year, I plan to spend more time in my spot and find ways to improve it.

A peaceful spot begs to be a little more private and secluded than the rest of the yard. I liked these ideas for adding privacy to any yard from Listotic.

I updated their post with pictures I found.

13 Attractive Ways To Create Privacy In Your Yard

1. Tiered Hanging Pots or Vines

Using plants to create walls serves both functions: gardening and privacy.

trailing-vine-garden-landscape

trailing vines create privacy. Source pinterest.

Ivy

Creeping fig ivy

2. Outdoor Privacy Screens

A screen helps define a space and can create the structure of the garden.

stick-privacy-screens

Wattle fencing from apartment therapy

3. Outdoor Privacy Curtains

I loved this DIY idea for beautifying an outdoor room.

outdoor-room-with-curtains

source centsational girl

4. Bamboo Screening

This option probably isn’t good for Arizona.

bamboo-screen

source bamboo garden

5. Make A Garden Wall or Wall Garden

A vertical garden is more labor intensive but serves the same dual function of plants and privacy in one space.

wall-garden

source dirt simple

6. Lattice Panels

These help define a space while allowing some light through. Vines can also be grown across the lattice.

lattice-screen

source cupcakesandcrinoline.com

7. Walls Of Plants

More vertical gardening ideas. For a space to feel secluded you may want to keep it small and balance light and shade.

living-fence

source lushome.com

8. Tall Garden Pots

If your porch is your peaceful spot, potted plants make a great barrier. Consider giant hesperaloe or Spanish dagger to create a look like this.

pot-wall

source HGTV

9. Hedge Walls

I’ve seen hedge walls of Italian cypress grown close together. The trees can be topped when the desired height is reached.

tree-hedge

source flickr

10. Repurposed Doors

This idea gives a more shabby chic look.

door-wall-panel

source Desire to Inspire

11. Add Height To Fences

These bottles were made into a separate fence, but I like the idea of adding some art atop a fence to add height. You could also line potted cacti along a fence.

bottle-fence

source decozilla.com

12. Faux Ivy

This may be an option if you don’t want to worry about watering, trimming, or maintaining an area.

faux-ivy

faux ivy for covering wrought iron fencing

13. Sound Barrier

If you live near a busy street, your peaceful spot may need some white noise to help create the right mood. A water feature could serve this function.

faucet-water-feature

source pinterest

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2 thoughts on “Landscape a peaceful spot

  1. Great ideas for fencing options and plants like succulents that do well in the Arizona heat. This is my first year with Lantana and Vinca in Phoenix, fingers crossed that we make it through the summer.

  2. Yes, good luck with your plants! I want to try landscaping with vines next. Creative fencing is also great for small spaces. Thanks for commenting!

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