Add some Peas and Quiet into your garden…
Noise has become so much of a bugbear in our lives and we can’t seem to escape from it even in our own back yard. The garden should provide a tranquil escape from daily life. But whether it’s the telly blaring from the house, traffic in the street or screaming kids, there’s just no peace. Get up very early one morning and listen to the difference.
That’s what your garden should sound like. But there are some easy ways that you can reduce noise through planting and fencing. Many firms sell timber acoustic barriers that soak up unwanted sound, using the same technology as fencing along motorways. It’s more expensive, but you’ll reap the benefit for years.
The further away the noise you’re trying to avoid, the higher the fence should be. An eye-level fence at 1.5m or 4ft 11ins can instantly reduce sounds from next door. If you have very noisy neighbours, a street or park nearby, try a 3m-high barrier.