Houzz Contributor & landscape designer. Previously a garden editor for Sunset Magazine
Just as you don’t like looking up into your neighbors’ second-story windows, they would probably prefer not to stare straight down at your fire pit from their bedroom. When considering how to carve out more privacy in your yard, look for ways you can use plants, pergolas, awnings and free-standing walls to screen views and muffle noise for mutual benefit. Here are 12 ideas to get you started.