List of Plants to Enhance Your Home’s Privacy and Curb Appeal

List of Plants to Enhance Your Home's Privacy and Curb Appeal

These days, more and more houses with small lawns are being built so close together in housing communities that privacy can become an issue. You don’t want your neighbors and pedestrians to peek inside your home. In such cases, you need to make some sort of privacy screen so that you can feel comfortable in your home. However, most residential communities have strict rules regarding the types of structures that can be built on the outside of a home and do not have privacy screens. The best way to overcome this dilemma is to use natural protective screens, using tall hedges, trees, and other plants to protect the privacy of your home. Here are some of the easily available options for you in Pakistan.

Date Palm

If you have low walls and want to protect your home somehow, the date palm is the perfect plant for you. It leaves an impressive spread, and this tree will also make your home more appealing.

Common Bamboo (Baans)

It is one of the plants that you can easily find in Pakistan and it grows very quickly as well. It grows to a great height early in its life and can be easily planted around your open space or even on large balcony plantations to provide aesthetic coverage.

Golden Dewdrop/ Skyflower

Golden dew, although not native to Pakistan, is often used as a hedge here. Since it is a flowering shrub, it adds privacy, charm, and beauty to your home. However, do not grow it outside your home, or if you have small children or pets, because the leaves and berries of this plant may cause illness in animals and children. The birds do not suffer from the same problem and eat their fruits calmly. It provides privacy and blooms for most of the year, as its flowers attract butterflies. They are a great addition to your home for decoration and privacy.

Orange jessamine (Marwa Kamni)

Orange Jessamine is one of those botanicals that work well for both aesthetic purposes and privacy. Its glossy, dark green leaves, along with thick branches, will provide a good hiding place for your home if you grow it as a hedge. The white flowers that bloom on it are a huge beauty bonus for the privacy it provides.

Leyland Cypress (Saroo)

Leyland Cypress is especially effective for providing privacy in homes where their leaves grow densely and the tree itself grows very quickly. The privacy and shade it provides have made it a popular seclusion plant around the world.

Monkey Puzzle tree (Araucaria)

It is an evergreen plant that lives well in any weather. Growing up at high altitudes with wide and thick leaves, a pair of araucarias grown together can provide good protection for the privacy of your home outdoors.

Fig Trees (Anjeer)

A large number of Ficus plants are available everywhere in a wide variety range. Some grow upward, others outward. However, most of them have dense foliage that is countless for privacy. You can choose any of these varieties to give your home the required coverage.

Viburnum (Guch/Kullam/Amoch)

Viburnum is a versatile shrub that spreads densely up and down. This allows them to make your home a privacy screen when planted as a hedge. An additional benefit of this plant is that it grows sweet-smelling flowers.

Toyon (Sadda Bahar)

Beautiful glossy foliage and shades of reds are an added bonus to the dense foliage it can provide for a home. Although not native to Pakistan, it grows well here and can significantly add beauty and privacy to your home.

Indian Mast Tree (Ulta Ashok)

Ulta Ashok is a multi-purpose wood that keeps unwanted eyes and noise out of your home to maintain your peace of mind. Growing to over 30 feet in height and with evergreen dense foliage, it is a beautiful plant that gives your home privacy along with the charm.

You can easily find these plants from the nurseries around and then plant them to add both privacy and curb appeal to your home. For more interesting and informative articles, visit:

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