Garden Improvements

How to Create Shelter in a Windy Garden

How to Create Shelter in a Windy Garden Image by sweetlouise from Pixabay

If your house is located on a hill, it is not threatened by flooding. However, it is subject to another misfortune – winds and hurricanes. This, of course, is a problem. Is it possible to protect yourself from the wind yourself and protect your site by a windbreak?

Wind Rose

Wind Rose
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The first thing a person who starts fighting the wind in his area should do is to analyze the wind rose. It will show which wind is prevailing in a given area and at what time of the year it can bring the most problems.

By carefully studying the wind rose, you will understand where the wind is blowing from. It is this side that needs garden shelter in the first place. Your task is to break a powerful wind flow into several smaller ones. When this is done, the force of the wind will weaken, and it can no longer harm you much.

Wind screens

If there is a need to protect a limited part of the UK site, such as a playground, pool or recreation area, wind screens can be used. As a material for the manufacture of such a shield, wood, polycarbonate, and organic glass are suitable. This design can be made from a solid piece of material, or from separate parts. In the second case, it will pass air flows.


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The most beautiful and environmentally friendly option for protecting the site from the wind is the arrangement of a hedge. However, it has a drawback: trees and shrubs are most often used as plants for hedges. For this reason, you will not be able to form reliable protection in one year. This will take years. While the hedge is growing, you can install a windscreen to protect the most vulnerable places.