Brick privacy wall ideas for patio

Written by callie barber
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When planning a brick wall privacy design, consider the parts of patio that need to be covered and protected. Perhaps the brick wall is along a section of the home that has a private area like a hot tub or is close to a neighbour's home, where you need extra height. Whatever the design, there are many creative and affordable elements to bring into the space.

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Vine-Covered Trellis

While most brick walls don't completely cover the patio, it doesn't mean you can't bring in decorative elements to create your own design. When working with an existing brick wall that provides little coverage to the space, use vine-covered trellises to create your own makeshift patio wall. To add extra coverage and privacy to the brick wall, space the trellis side-by-side along the edge of the wall. Grow climbing vines at the base of the brick wall to arch over the wall and up the trellis. The greenery from a grapevine or climbing wisteria is a perfect vine to grow over the trellis. Their vigorous growth rate will have the trellis covered in no time and your patio secluded with bright bursts of blooms and fragrance.

Evergreen Wall

Break up the brick wall design using tall trees and hedges. Nestle the trees next to the brick wall to extend the coverage and privacy behind the wall. Tall trees such as cedar and juniper look lovely contrasted with the deep red brick colour. These large evergreen trees create a fortress around the patio space and maintain their colour year-round. You can also flank the evergreens on either side of the brick wall to help define the space while adding coverage.

Raised Flowerbed

Create privacy with plants and flowers by installing a brick wall raised flower bed. These beds are located on top of the brick wall and are ideal for sunken patio spaces. The top of the wall is filled with plants and flowers to help shield the patio space while adding bright bursts of colour and texture. To create maximum privacy, plant tall perennial blooms such as ornamental grasses and colourful butterfly bushes inside the flower bed. Over time, the hardy blooms will create a private and colourful patio space.

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