Fence Cover-ups

If you're solved the "boring" fence look with an imaginative cover-up, this discussion group is for you. Or ornamentation or structure works, too. If you're still seeking a solution, maybe someone will contribute an idea you can use.

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Cover-up Solutions?

Got any suggestions?

There are lots of vines (most like the sun or will tolerate partial shade):
Confederate jasmine, Coral honeysuckle, Ivy, Bougainvillea, Carolina jessamine, Flame vine

Ivy and Creeping fig can tolerate anything from full sun to deep shade.

I'm tending toward structure (trelliage or structural enhancements) and ornamentation, because I have limited space in front of my fence adjacent to a basketball court, but Im open to suggestons and will see what looks good on paper first.

What have you tried? Got a picture to go with your suggestion?

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I go with a vine of any kind 2 Replies

Started by Dawn Taillon. Last reply by karlie zone 4b/5a Dec 6, 2012.

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Comment by Heather Gill on March 19, 2013 at 5:33pm

My Dad made some panels out of wind/sun fabric that he uses in AZ to block the wind.  Someone said that they attached it to a fence so the dog on the other side didn't yap all summer.  That is all I know!

Comment by Harry Larsen on March 18, 2013 at 9:59am

Heather, you mean fabric for fencing?  Is it a 'permanent' solution?  I can't think how it would you know of a website that features it?

Comment by Heather Gill on March 17, 2013 at 7:16pm

Have any of you used sun/wind fabric of any kind?

Comment by Harry Larsen on December 6, 2012 at 10:00am

John, it looks great!  I think you can mow any suckers that extend into your grass.  Does it also grow on the backside (neighbor's yard) or did you put in something to contain it at the fence line?

Comment by karlie zone 4b/5a on December 6, 2012 at 9:29am
Wow! Nice bamboo! I will bet the Birdies love it!
Comment by John Tx Zone 9 on December 5, 2012 at 10:05pm

After almost 2 years this bamboo is really starting to hide this 6 foot fence and much more. I love how it has turned out.

Comment by Vicky broadwater on July 31, 2012 at 12:56pm

Thank you Harry! It sounds like a great idea. I was just gonna do the reed material but was worried about any future issues from the not so nice neighbor. However, the idea of  bringing it in from the fenceline is perfect! I will eventually send pics of the finished product. I also like the idea of the planters on top. Take care!

Comment by Vicky Myers on July 31, 2012 at 12:55am

I've thought about running lines but too many boxes right now and not sure how much longer I can stay here. Need to save money to buy lines for the farm and right now pay the rest of the taxes there.

Comment by Vicky Myers on July 31, 2012 at 12:53am

It doesn't slow down ants, ear wigs, strawberry root weevils, or any other kinds of bugs. The weeds and trees grow in there also.

Comment by Harry Larsen on July 30, 2012 at 5:54pm

Great ideas, Vicky and Anna!  You might even simplify the process in future by adding drip irrigation tubing for those hot summer days.  I think it slows down slug and snail migration as those critters don't especially like rough surfaces.


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