How To Create Shelter In A Windy Garden
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How To Create Shelter In A Windy Garden

If your garden in the UK is subject to winds and hurricanes, it is a disadvantage. Find below ideas to protect your garden from winds.

The first is to analyze the rose of the winds. It will show which wind is predominant for a given area and at what time of the year it can bring the most problems. Thus, you can also decise wich side of the garden you should protect.


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The best option of the fence is not a solid one, but with holes. It can be a picket fence, a fence made of mesh or any other openwork material. The wind passes freely through the cells, but this obstacle still breaks it into small streams. Such streams are no longer so powerful, so they do not carry much danger to the garden.

Wind screens

Wood, polycarbonate, and organic glass are suitable as a material for the manufacture of such a shield. This wind break can be made from a solid piece of material, or from separate parts. In the second case, it will pass air flows. The screen and the wind should be located perpendicular to each other.

Verdant hedge

The most beautiful and eco–friendly windbreak option is the arrangement of a hedge. However, it has two significant drawbacks:

  1. Trees and shrubs are most often used as plants for hedges. This activity will take years.
  2. To plant a hedge even from one row of plants, you need to put much effort.

Buildings and structures

Buildings and structures
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The correct layout of the territory will help you protect the garden from strong winds. It is worth placing various buildings along the perimeter, especially from the leeward side. It can be a shed, garage, gazebo, greenhouse, etc. With a reasonable location, these buildings will be able to save you from problems associated with natural disasters.


This technique is based on a change in the relief of the Earth’s surface. Geoplastics are used for different purposes. The arrangement of hills will make the territory more interesting and functional. Leveling of some places is required in areas with difficult terrain. Retaining walls and terracing, which are used for the convenience of using areas on the slope, are also elements of geoplastics.

With good protection, even in areas blown by winds from all sides, you can feel quite comfortable.