Planting a garden cheaply
Help! Our back garden is pretty bare as it was an ex-rental...
Have got about 7x7m small back garden with a decking area across the whole back of my house. (decking not included in sizing but is 7mx3m ).
Need some ideas for planting to make the space feel like a bit of a suburban oasis!
Most is laid out to lawn but we are willing to lose some to help break up the space. We have dark brown 7ft fencing on three sides With 1 1/2 foot wide border around the fence line.
Currently have a small Laurel hedge down the left side fence line with a couple of fence mounted planters Above. Back fence line and Right hand fence line are currenty bare with Bark chippings to decorate it. RH fence line is largely in the shade other than in summer months
We are in need of some privacy (despite the 7 foot fencing we are somewhat overlooked) and would also like some recommendations of tall potted plants/grasses that could go on the decked area To liven that up too. Considering climbers along the back fence as we are most overlooked from property behind us.
Any advice for cheap to buy, fast-growing plants or small trees that would be suitable for such a Space? Also a dog to consider so nothing poisonous or too easily damaged!