Growing Plant for Screening

Privacy is some thing that everyone wants. No matter whether you are in the living room, bedroom or loitering in the garden you will surely want to avoid the unwanted attention and disturbances. In garden you grow plant for screening from the outsiders which not only gives comfort to your eyes but it also acts as a sound barrier. Plant screen are meant for privacy from the outsiders and also it prevents the neighbor's pets to come and make a mess in your landscape.

Plant screens are also useful to hide the garbage can, clothesline and other service area, which generally we don't prefer to be visible to any outsider. Be careful while growing trees on the roadside. They can certainly be ideal screens to protect your privacy but sometime the branches may spread to the road, which might cause some traffic inconvenience.

Tall trees can also be sound barrier. They will break the sound wave and make them change direction. Even if it reaches to your ears it looses it intensity to some extent. So these trees can become a barrier to the loud sounds of vehicles if your house is near the highway.

You can also use plants to decorate your fences. Vines and shrubs grown to cover the fence not only deck the garden but it also protects by being a cover to the bare fence. But for little space artificial screens or fence are more advisable than the natural ones. You can get all the details on fences in our other sections.

Plants used for screening
Her are some of the plants that can be planted for screening your garden
  • Abelia
  • Azalea
  • Butterfly-bush
  • Camellia
  • Ixora
  • Jasmines
  • Plumbago
  • Oleander
  • Feijoa