Eldersburg, Maryland

How Your Landscaping Can Absorb Ambient Noise October 22, 2018

Eldersburg, Carroll
How Your Landscaping Can Absorb Ambient Noise, Eldersburg, Maryland

Your landscaping is an essential feature in your home’s curb appeal. But when properly designed, it has an additional benefit: it can muffle noise from the road or neighbors. Below are a few landscape design ideas to decrease ambient noise and increase your quiet enjoyment of your home and yard.

Tips to Decrease Noise

1. Construct Tall Barriers

Sound waves tend to travel horizontally and slightly upward, so if you want to minimize them, a physical barrier is the first thing to try. A wall or sturdy fence that sits at least six feet tall will help deflect sound away from the property, while a hedge of similar dimensions will instead dampen and absorb the sound waves.

2. Add Plants

LandscapingIf a solid hedge isn’t your style, try adding plants to muffle outside noises. Scatter trees and bushes across the property, and stagger them so they completely encircle the home. Because they have so many leaves and twigs, they will muffle sound, though not as effectively as one unified wall. You can also use scattered plants in addition to a wall or hedge for double the protection.

3. White Noise

If you can’t block out sound completely, you can make it less intrusive and disturbing. A moving water feature such as a stream or a fountain generates pleasant, constant background noise which will break up any sounds from outside the property. You might also consider wind chimes, or plants which attract birds—whatever sound you find most soothing.

 

For help designing and maintaining soundproof landscaping, choose Myers Lawn Care Services in Sykesville, MD. Serving the Columbia area, they provide everything from simple lawn maintenance to landscaping design and tree care. To schedule a visit and discuss your project, call them today at (443) 398-2960 or get in touch online.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Myers Lawn Care Services
3 Effects Snow Has on Your Lawn, Eldersburg, Maryland
Each winter, snow blankets the U.S. East Coast, closing roads, slowing traffic, and making sidewalks treacherous to walk on. Often forgotten among these issues is the effect snow has...read more
5 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring, Eldersburg, Maryland
Enjoying a lush, beautiful lawn throughout the spring, summer, and fall is all about preparation. Start your springtime lawn maintenance program as soon as the ground defrosts—typica...read more
3 Flowers to Beautify Your Winter Garden, Eldersburg, Maryland
Although many plants hibernate during winter, hiring a landscaping company to perform routine care is still imperative. By aerating the ground, applying fertilizer, and per...read more
Why Do Brown Patches Appear on Lawns?, Eldersburg, Maryland
Brown patches leave otherwise-lush lawns looking sparse and unhealthy. They are most prevalent on Kentucky Bluegrass, Bermuda, Centipede, ryegrass, Bent, and St. Augustine species, a...read more
When Should You Fertilize Your Lawn for the Winter?, Eldersburg, Maryland
Even though the grass and other plants on your property are dormant during the winter, lawn maintenance is still a necessity. Your lawn needs the proper care to ensure it h...read more