Outdoor, Side Yard, Trees, Raised Planters, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Walkways, and Wood Fences, Wall The Zizmors didn't want to use curtains to screen their wide-open home from noisy neighbors. Instead, Kari Elwell Katzander of Mingo Design, an urban landscaper, created a living wall of wooden planters and English ivy that provides privacy without blocking light.  Ideas for reno from Outdoor Living in NYC