Need to get more privacy on our backyard.

We have a chain link Fence separating our neighbours, not very private. Was thinking about cedar hedges, or wood fencing.
It's about 50 ft in length. Open to any suggestions.

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  • Cindy Cindy on May 03, 2018
    Hi James. Arbor Vitae's would give you a lot of privacy. They grow slim and very tall. My backyard has Arbor Vitae's around the perimeter and we love it. Be sure to leave room for your lawn mower to get behind them.
  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on May 03, 2018
    I know that feeling. Try planting some Leland cypress or red bud, they both grow really fast. Don’t plant them too close together because both types of hedge trees get pretty large. If you put up a 6’ wooden fence, you might have wished you’d put up an 8’ later on. Fences do need maintenance. Trees just need rain and sun.
    • James James on May 04, 2018
      Hi thanks for the advice, I see you are from VA, I'm in Canada would those shrubs stand up to harsh winter conditions.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on May 03, 2018
    Hi James,
    We had a privacy fence put in many years ago and we were advised to make sure that the air/wind could blow through the fence. We elected to use a board on board / shadow box style. Click on the link below to see that type of fence plus more. Wishing you the best.
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on May 03, 2018
    We have the same and we are going to p!and shrubs along the fence.
  • Cheryl Cheryl on May 04, 2018
    I planted English Ivy and let it grow up my chain link fence.
  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on May 04, 2018
    James, A lot colder in Canada than here. Your best bet is to contact one of your local nurseries and see what they suggest.
  • Kim Kim on May 05, 2018
    They do make plastic slats that go through chain link fence. Home depot and Lowes carry that kind of thing.
  • James James on May 05, 2018
    Thank all of you for your suggestions, I appreciate all of you for taking the time to
    Answer. Lots of great advice, thanks agian

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on May 05, 2018
    I would go with a vinyl fence, no maintenance and plenty of privacy.
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