If you've recently moved to a new home in the city, you may miss all the privacy you had out in the country. Unless you have a privacy fence around your backyard, your neighbors can watch everything you do outside when you live so close together. When it comes to privacy fences, wood is a popular choice, and wood is an attractive addition to your yard. Here are some reasons to have a privacy fence installed.
You'll Keep People Off Your Property
You probably don't want people walking across your front lawn and much less across your backyard. By enclosing your yard in a fence, your property line is marked and people are blocked from accessing your yard. If you do see someone in your backyard, you can assume they're an intruder rather than someone just strolling by.
You'll Keep Your Neighbor's Dog Off Your Grass
If you have a dog of your own, then you'll need a fence to keep them contained. You'll also be able to keep your neighbor's dog off your lawn so you don't have to clean up after them or deal with holes they dig. If you want to plant flowers or put in a pool, then you don't want dogs in your yard, and you don't want a dog scaring your kids or pets by intruding on their space.
You'll Block Meddlesome Neighbors
If privacy is your main concern, then let your contractor know. Wood fences can be made in different ways and some provide more privacy than others. You'll want panels that your neighbors can't look through even if they try to peek through the fence. A privacy fence can make living with nosy and meddlesome neighbors a little easier to endure.
You Can Hide Your Possessions From Criminals
If criminals can't see in your backyard and notice the lawn equipment, power tools, grills, and other expensive possessions you have, then they may not be tempted to target your home for a burglary. Of course, you'll want to implement other security features as well, but blocking access and prying eyes is a first step in keeping your possessions and home safe.
You'll Hide Your Tall Grass
If you have a hard time keeping up with lawn care, you can focus your energies on the front yard and catch up with the backyard when you have time since the backyard will be out of sight. You wouldn't want to let your yard get out of control, but if you need to let it slide and the grass gets tall or weedy, you won't have to worry about your neighbors complaining since they won't be able to see the grass.
For more information, contact a fence contractor.