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Old 04-04-2016, 10:17 PM   #1
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Front Yard Privacy Help.... Ideas?


Hey guys,
Looking for some help or ideas for privacy on the front yard, corner lot. Want to prevent packages from being swiped & stolen right off the front porch. Any ideas?



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Old 04-04-2016, 10:25 PM   #2
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Setup a drop box with a lock in the side yard. Or pickup at a drop location. Some folks give UPS their garage codes even. FWIW Good luck on putting instructions into USPS, On Trac, or UPS. I have tried everything, then the other day UPS left a package on top of my mailbox, which is far from my house, and fully exposed.

Otherwise you might be able to put up lattice work and grow plants in front of the door. Just make sure they are full perennials. The city ordinance rules are only part of it if you also have an HOA.

Personally I wouldn't want people looking in my windows either.

Edit: Looking at it more I would do a wall of bushes, and put a gate up at the walkway too.

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Something we love to do is create these contemporary wooden fences. They can be as high as you want and really adds some depth to your landscape.





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Extend the beds farther out from house and wrap around sidewalk down drive a few feet and plant it. 3ft range would hide porch area
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Wow that's a lot of garage.


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Request they deliver to the back door...
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Give the courier shipping instructions to leave it on the porch, or at the back door. Our local guys that deliver in my area leave everything on the porch if it's too big to fit in the mailbox.
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Check with your city bylaws for fences for your front yard. Usually you are allowed to build around 4' high fence in the front. Setup some cameras. Get a guard dog. Build a bench that can also be used as a drop box (if you can't see the packages, people are less likely to come there and swipe them), Motion Sensor lighting, motion sensor alarm. be creative.
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You can build railings with an aluminum gate or glass gate and instruct them to leave it on the porch for you to collect. This way, not only will your problem be solved but it will also add to the aesthetic of your home.

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