While it’s a good idea to have a positive relationship or acquaintance with your neighbors, you don’t need them taking a peek at everything you do, night and day. Landscaping provides a subtle and easy way to give your yard the privacy you want. It’s an old trick for road side houses in London to install a lovely hedge to prevent passers-by from peeking in their windows. It’s reasonable to assume the same could be accomplished with more space and vegetation for a larger property in the Sarasota area. Hedges, trees and bushes make for excellent privacy boosters on any property. This is especially important if your property faces a busy street, or if houses around you have decks and high windows that would make it easy to see into your yard.
What’s lucky is that many hedge-style plants and bushes do well in the local climate. Thus, while tending to your live privacy fence might be tedious at first, once they’re established, they’ll grow and flourish in the friendly weather and become a passive gardening task that you only have to do occasionally to keep them healthy and happy. Additionally, real estate agents have found that houses with lots of privacy sell around 45% faster than the average house across several different areas of the U.S. After all, your home should be just for you and should feel safe and secure, rather than like someone is or could be watching you.