Garden walls gives us the home owners the opportunity to be creative while establishing territorial boundaries with our neighbours in our backyard. Even though we set up physical barriers to keep unknown persons out of our property, we can avoid this action having to appear defensive or unfriendly by altering the appearance of the barrier to be one that is visually pleasing.
Here are a few suggestions for the forms that garden walls could take:
• Creepers (good for those with chain-link fences)
• Lattices (promotes air-flow and cross ventilation)
• Louvred panels
1) Lattices (promotes air-flow and cross ventilation)
A really wonderful way to close off your garden area, the wooden framework makes the barrier blend in to the garden surroundings, being natural and associated with nature. This barrier promotes the movement of air into and out of the garden area.
Fig.1: a example of what a lattice wall looks like.
Creepers seem to require very little effort other than making sure vegetation latches on to the wall like chain link fences and occasionally trimming the vegetation to have a nice, trim appearance. It makes even the most forbidding barriers like chain link fences seem less hostile and artificial. Very stylish, the vegetation really helps blend the barrier with the rest of the garden plants especially if you use many different types of vegetation latching on to the wall which have varied, bright colours.
Fig.2: What a wall with creepers could look like if done really well
Fig.3: Here is a pic of those bare, forbidding chain-link fences
3) Louvred panels
If your the conventionally minded person and simply want to have your privacy and look for simple, functional things in life, then a Louvred panel wall is for you although it requires a very firm wooden foundation cemented to the ground, approximately a metre below the garden ground to prevent the panel from being lifted up and tossed around by strong winds.