Does anyone have a solution for making a chain link fence private?

by Suzanne
I need a creative solution as an alternative to weaving strips of vinyl or wood
  12 answers
  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on May 05, 2017
    I have seen on line some strips you weave in the chain link to make it private, sorry don't know where to tell you to go and find them, but if you go on line or to Lowes I hope they can help you. Good Luck
  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on May 05, 2017

    Attach lattice panels to it. You could also plant vines and let them grow up to cover the lattice over time. This is a pic I found on Pinterest to give you an idea...

  • Nancy Nancy on May 06, 2017

    We bought lattice panels at Home Depot and used very thick white plastic electrical ties to attach them to our old fence. Our neighbors refused to pay for a new fence so this was the easiest and quickest solution for us. This is our fourth year. They have held up very well.

  • Iai7906915 Iai7906915 on May 06, 2017

    Put refuge netting on to it you can cable tie them

  • C.B. C.B. on May 06, 2017

    I'm all for setting up trellis & plants or elevated planter boxes with trailing plants like nasturciums, petunias, lobelia...trailing ground cover plants that cascade downward...

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 06, 2017

    You can purchase privacy slats fro Home Depot or Lowes in the building department.

  • John Grimley John Grimley on May 06, 2017

    Over this side of the pond, 8' x 4' privacy screens are available in a variety of formats.

    whole bamboo canes held together by twisted wires.

    split bamboo canes held together by twisted wires (as above but split lengthways, half the amount of bamboo so cheaper)

    Reed - thinner than bamboo and some grassy leaves can drop off

    There's another with fern-like fronds. Good for instant privacy but after a while, bits start dropping off.

    Any of the above options would be good. Trailing plants will break up the monotony of the screen and add a splash of colour, they will also provide instant screening until you can grow something more permanent.

  • Patty Patty on May 06, 2017

    I have bamboo canes,wooden fence panels, and sections of picket fence on part of our chain link fence. This is all stuff we've picked up for free. I also grow morning glory, hyacinth bean, and other vines.

  • Patty Patty on May 07, 2017

    Here some pictures,suzanne

  • C.B. C.B. on May 08, 2017

    No, as a matter of fact they don't. This last winter we had minus 8 & minus 10 degrees & 185.5 inches of snow for the season...we are just now losing the last of our snow piles! We have to replant every year; the only thing that survives is the native vegetation. Thanks for asking!

  • Dee marie Dee marie on May 09, 2017

    Hi Suzanne, I have the same problem. Simple to add a few boxes of wild flower mixtures along your fence. Every year I buy a few more tall growing perennials and split them up next year early spring. If you're into flowers  one favorite is ornamental grass. Good luck!

  • Colleen Sturma Reynolds Colleen Sturma Reynolds on May 09, 2017

    Morning Glories will grow and cover the fence...they also reseed themselves. You could also try something like humming bird vine (with the small red flowers) it also reseeds itself.