5 Ways to Add Privacy to Your Fence

allied constructionUnless you have a fully private fence, neighbors and passing pedestrians have an open view of your property. Here are a few simple ways to add privacy to your fence. These methods are applicable for just about every fence type that offers anything short of full privacy.

1. Privacy Plantings

Property-line plantings can add curb appeal while shielding your property from outside view. Consider evergreens that can grow at least to the height of the fence. These include privet hedges, arborvitae, and Italian cypresses.

2. Tiered Hanging Pots or Vines

Hang potted plants off the fence in a layered formation. This means one potted plant directly on top of the other. Alternatively, you can also opt for vines that wrap around the fence. Some vines, such as the morning glory, can grow up to 20 feet in less than a year.

3. Outdoor Privacy Screens

Privacy screens are beneficial because they’re portable and can be rearranged as you see fit. Aside from placing adjacent to the fence, they can also be placed around the perimeter of a deck as a one-time or permanent fixture.

4. Lattice Panels

Lattice panels work well for semi-private fences. While the panels don’t completely block out the view, they provide a frame for other décor items that can boost privacy. This includes a number of vines and potted plants that can be hung from the grid-like pattern of the panel.

5. Faux Ivy

Faux ivy is fairly cheap and is great for covering chain link and wrought iron fences. Best of all, since they’re fake (but look like the real thing), there’s no maintenance on your end.

Let Us Add Privacy to Your Fence

For a long-term solution, contact Allied Construction. We can install a fully private cedar or vinyl fence to keep out nosy neighbors. Check out our gallery of work to see how we’ve transformed the properties of some of our Snohomish clients. Adding privacy to your fence is just one of our many specialties.
Edited by Justin Vorhees

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