Developing a sense of privacy while adding a decorative landscape component can be achieved with a variety of materials to complement your home and garden. When planning a new landscape, or if you simply need to increase the amount of privacy through decorative screening, then think about applying vertical and horizontal components. An existing fence can be created more private by inserting woven forests, plants and lattice. Decorative screening can also be useful for surrounding spaces, serving as a support for plants and also as a focus in your overall landscape design.

Fence Fillers

Once you’ve installed a fundamental fence, while it’s a chain-link, picket or decorative iron, you may add a variety of screening fillers. For instance, you may thread plastic forks through chain-link fencing to make a decorative and vibrant display. It is possible to hang decorative planters and pots on white picket or steel fencing with trailing plants that may grow along the vertical stations of the fence, creating a rich texture and often a fragrant addition to your landscape.


Often utilized to hide unsightly landscape components, wood, vinyl and composite lattice also provides a more affordable alternative to wood, metal and plastic fencing. Lattice can easily be employed to display one outside living area from the other, because it is flexible and sold in sections that you may either fit together or custom cut to fit a certain place. Vinyl lattice does not need to be painted or stained, is reduced to no maintenance and may be used for an assortment of landscape projects.


Espaliers have been employed for centuries to grow flowers, vegetables and fruits. As the trees grow, the branches intertwine to make a decorative display. Planting trees in close proximity along a horizontal plane and using supports to train the branches to come together and grow horizontally, the effect creates a living display. Dwarf and ornamental trees are often employed for espaliers.

Woven Waddle Hurdle

Used for centuries as a traditional garden fence, a waddle hurdle creates a decorative display to prevent unattractive landscape components. A barrier may also be utilized to hold vines, adding colour, texture, fragrance and interest to any component of the landscape. A waddle hurdle may stand alone or be used in front of a chain-link, wire mesh or wood and wire fence to bring a degree of privacy. This lightweight fence is traditionally made from hazel and willow stems, is easy to install and requires very little maintenance.

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