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How to Make your Garden Quieter
Our gardens are a space to relax but with an increasing number of homes built close to industrial districts and transport infrastructure, noise pollution can have an impact on the noise levels in your outdoor space. Read on to find out how to make your garden quieter…

How to Make Your Garden Quieter

Here are some ways to reduce the noise in your garden.

1. Use An Acoustic Fence

Acoustic fencing either absorbs or reflects sound waves to reduce noise. Identifying the source of the noise and installing the correct fence in the best position will have a positive impact.

2. Use Acoustic Gates

Sound waves travel through gaps so we recommend using acoustic gates when access is needed. If you use a standard gate, it could compromise the effectiveness of the whole acoustic fence line.

3. Reduce Hard Surfaces

Houses have a large flat surface and could be reflecting noise into your garden. Attaching trellis or fence panels to your exterior walls can help absorb the noise instead of reflecting it. Growing plants to create a green roof on your home or outbuilding also helps to reduce the impact of noise.

4. Lawns Over Patios

A lawn is better than a concrete patio when it comes to noise reduction as hard surfaces don’t absorb noise. They reflect it, so the sound bounces around your garden. Soft surfaces like lawns and plants and bushes absorb noise.

5. Add More Planting

Hedgerows, bushes, and trees all muffled the noise. They form a barrier for the sound waves and absorb some of the noise. Trees growing above the fence line increase the height of the boundary. Pleached trees or hedges can grow the tree canopy out to cover more area and increase the sound barrier.

6. Increase The Height Of Your Fence

Increasing the height of the fence increases the surface area that can reflect noise waves. If your fence is close to 2 metres and you can’t get planning permission to increase it, use trees.

7. Choose Solid Fence Panels

If an acoustic fence isn’t the right choice, a solid fence will be better at reflecting noise than a semi-solid fence panel which lets light and air flow through it. Grooved panels absorb some noise too.

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