Category: Outdoors

Your garden should be a haven of tranquility but if you live near a busy road or inconsiderate neighbours then your peace will be non-existant. If you have problems with noise outdoors our articles here explore which are the best sound absorbing plants you should grow to help dampen background noise as well as tips on how to reduce noise from outdoor machinery such as generators or lawnmowers.

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Soundproof Fences: Do They Work? What Type Is Best?

If you suffer from noise pollution in your home, a soundproof fence may be the most practical remedy available. Soundproof fences do exactly what they say on the tin—while they won’t transform your property into a silent haven, they will insulate your home and yard from street noise.  Top Tip: One of the easiest ways […]

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The 7 Best Quiet Lawn Mowers: Electric & Gas

Keeping lawns well maintained is important to many of us and lawn mowers are a vital part of achieving this. Mowers are a way to cut your lawn evenly and at the perfect length with relative ease. If you're in a rush see our recommendations for the quietest electric and quietest petrol lawn mower in […]

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How to Make a Lawnmower Quieter: 4 Steps

Lawnmowers often make a lot of noise (up to 95dB) due to their engine or the blades, noise can be considerably reduced by repairing and replacing worn parts or fitting sound deadening material to the lawnmower deck. Use our step by step guide to make your lawnmower quieter today.  Main Sources of Noise on a […]

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Sound Absorbing Plants For Outdoor And Indoor Noise Dampening

Plants are one of the most underutilized sound dampening solutions available. High-end hotels routinely shroud their seating areas with tall leafy plants, while many gardens also make use of tall dense hedges to dampen road sound and create a quiet garden oasis. If you're in a rush check out our quick summary of the best […]

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How To Build A Soundproof Box For A Generator In 9 Steps

Regardless of what the size or brand your generator is, I’m sure that sometimes you reach a point when you feel you can’t bear its noise any longer, the same may also be true if you have a noisy pump or air compressor that needs quietening. Nevertheless, generators have become an essential item in our […]

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How To Make A Generator Quieter: A Complete Guide To Generator Silencing

If you experience a power outage or are camping in a remote area, a generator is an absolute pleasure to have. At times, it can literally be a lifesaver. A quick tip for reducing generator noise: Investing in a generator silencer that goes over the fan exhaust can make a big difference in reducing generator […]

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How To Soundproof A Shed: The Complete Guide

Sheds make the perfect place to house a new drum kit, guitar or massive sound system. If you fail to soundproof your shed your neighbors may not be too excited about your new purchase. Soundproofing your shed is necessary if you want to be able to use your drum kit in there without making enemies […]

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How To Reduce Traffic Noise In Your Backyard

Backyards or back gardens can be a great oasis in the middle of the suburbs. A few well-placed sound-absorbing plants, shrubs and trees (Junipers *amazon link* are a great choice) can help deflect sound coming into your garden and provide you with a welcome break from the relentless visual assault of concrete, brickwork, tarmac and […]

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