My problem is that there are no obstacles between a cul-de-sac and a bare windowless wall of my house. Even the footpath and road are at the same level, and this makes my wall a ripe target for ball practice.
I have a "cunning plan" to deploy a climber such as Parthenocissus quinquefolia. The plant would be rooted just around the corner on a different wall, and then trained to grow across the exposed side wall.
However, several websites suggest this is unwise. There is apparently risk of damaging the house. Is there a safe way to defend my house wall from both plant roots and ball games?