How do I fill in a 2' gap between a chain link fence & a wooden fence

by Msp28255965
I'd like to fill it in with fast growing vines or ? We have a hard time controlling the weeds etc. Any ideas?
  11 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 03, 2017

    Location is necessary

  • Msp28255965 Msp28255965 on Aug 03, 2017

    I'm in Washington, the state of. Yes I have deer who come back every year. You cant really see our wire fence, it's 3' tall & the wood one is 6'

    • Carey Carey on Mar 13, 2018

      It might be a good place to plant thornless Boyson Berries. The grow fast, produce wonderful berries and you can tie the branches to your fence, trim off those that reach out to far and they look nice! What side of the State do you live in? I live in the central part where it is very dry. So I have had a hard time getting these plants growing, but they are really good if you can do the early morning picking so that you beat the birds to them! : )

  • Kathleen Finan Kathleen Finan on Aug 03, 2017

    I think I would just buy 2 ft length if chain link, & pole and attach them to each other. This waty you know nothing is getting out or in

  • Gma Kirk Gma Kirk on Aug 03, 2017

    i would first kill everything between the two fences, making sure it's all totally dead, then cover with a good barrier- plastic sheeting, for example. Cover that with something durable like pea gravel. Then I would till up a very small strip in front of the wire fence, plant an evergreen vine suitable for your area along the fence. Growing anything in between the fences will just eventually lead to weeds, since it would be a challenge to keep weeded.

  • Msp28255965 Msp28255965 on Aug 03, 2017

    Excellent idea!!! I will definitely try this. Thank you so much...

  • FL FL on Aug 03, 2017

    Trumpet Vines grow fast and thick, in fact they are considered invasive and will grow along both your fences. The good news is they attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds!

  • Eunice Eunice on Aug 03, 2017

    I would plant shrubs at that spot.

  • Ellis Ellis on Mar 13, 2018

    Plant a mixed border of shrubs in front of the chain link fence, and you won't see the fences, especially if you use Gma Kirk's idea. But I think I would make sure the barrier (plastic sheeting, landscape fabric) is really sturdy--you don't want to have to redo it anytime soon.

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 24, 2023

    Please don't plant anything that is invasive. After 15 years I am still trying to kill the english ivy my neighbors planted.

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 24, 2023

    Trumpet vines are also considered invasive and should be contained to prevent future problems.

  • Annie Annie on Sep 25, 2023

    This isn't exactly your situation, but it might have some helpful info anyway!