Asked on May 04, 2017

How to cover gaps at bottom of wood fence?

by NeNe
I had this used privacy fence installed but because it was pre-made there are ugly gaps at the bottom. Looking for suggestions to cover this that will look nice but not cost a lot. Help!! I'm also getting the grass going soon.... I hope!!
  11 answers
  • Bar9972325 Bar9972325 on May 04, 2017

    Use a 1by 6 board to nail along the bottom of your fence.

  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on May 04, 2017

    Nail some 1x6's horizontally along the bottom, ideally, I would plant some evergreens along the fence line to hide the gaps. Or, install a raised flower bed with pavers around the whole bed.

  • James James on May 04, 2017

    I had the same problem. Our neighbors have 2 small dogs that stuck their heads under and barked at us when we were in the back yard. I went to Lowes and bought some mini flagstone  . I dug down and put gravel or you could use sand. Then laid the flagstone so they came close to the bottom of the fence. This has worked quite well. We then planted different bushes along the fence. I hope you can enlarge this picture. Good Luck.

    • NeNe NeNe on May 04, 2017

      That's look awesome! Thank you for your help!

  • Jerry Jerry on May 04, 2017

    You could buy some bark at Home Depot and spread it about 12" wide at the bottom of the fence, deep enough to hide the gaps.

  • And1639926 And1639926 on May 04, 2017

    Fill dirt and soil and grass seed maybe.

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on May 04, 2017

    Have you thought about good old fashioned cinder blocks? I know they aren't that pretty but if you paint them, you can set them with the holes up and put in either real or faux flowers. When you decide what to do please post it!!

  • William William on May 04, 2017

    Use landscape blocks or paver blocks along the fence.

    • NeNe NeNe on May 04, 2017

      This is what I thought about too.......this may be what I try

  • Judymgibbs Judymgibbs on May 04, 2017

    i would put monkey grass around the bottom. It is cheap, it doesn't require a lot of care and really hard to kill. It stays green year round and when you get it you can take it out of the pot and shake the dirt out of its roots. You will see there are a whole lot of single plants that make the large plant. It will multiply and fill in more each year.

  • NeNe NeNe on May 04, 2017

    Thanks for all your great suggestions! You have given me several ideas to ponder on .......... I'll have to see what I think will work best.

  • NeNe NeNe on May 04, 2017

    Good idea - I have some monkey grass that I can transplant

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 21, 2023

    You could level the land and add a skirting board or add bricks or concrete edging etc.