Privacy Screen Ideas and How to Make A Fence Taller


These photos from local garden tours show creative ways to improve the privacy in a garden and add some vertical interest. Some use freestanding structures with lattice, others add on to existing fences. You can see more examples on my blog as well as many complete tours of these gardens. http://www.empressofdirt.net/fence-not-high-enough-heres-some-privacy-ideas/
If a fence is at the maximum height allowed, another option is to put a taller structure within the yard like this one. There were townhouses in the yard behind and this really helped obscure the view.
This arbour and lattice combination was actually used to conceal the compost work area and separate the back wooded area from the garden.
You can make a fence taller! Here the fence posts were extended and lattice was added. Vines will eventually fill it in.
Here's a detail of the hardware used to extend the fence posts. You'd obviously need a neighbour who agrees with the plan.
This tall, open divider separated the sitting area from the lawn. The large, square lattice keeps material costs down. The greenery provides greater privacy.

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  • Anna Picket
    on Feb 23, 2016

    So putting a taller structure up in the yard like this was allowed above the maximum fence height? That's a nice idea and it looks very pretty, too. The hanging plants look great. It's secured to the fence, if I'm seeing this directly. That would make it more steady. http://www.phantomfencing.com.au

  • Elizabeth Sagarminaga
    on May 30, 2016

    Very nice blog, thank you so much for sharing the ideas with all of us here. Though there are no set norms for the height of a fence but for privacy as well as security it is necessary. I have also shared a blog on a similar subject, hope you will like it. Here is the link to the blog: http://bit.ly/1HjyT9h

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