How to get privacy in my b ackyard.

we look out onto an ugly cubby house in the neighbours yard. I dont want to get a higher fence. How can i create something nice to look at

  7 answers
  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on Jan 02, 2018
    what about arborvitae's

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 02, 2018

  • Barbara Barbara on Jan 03, 2018
    If harsh weather isn't an issue for you (extreme heat or freezing) you can plant a variety of trees as saplings that will grow to cover most of the fence and the unpleasant view.

  • Genie Genie on Jan 03, 2018
    I see that you're in Australia. There are a variety of melaleuca trees, you could find some that grow in a manner that will mask the home.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 03, 2018
    Make some type of screen of wind break for privacy. Add lattice work to the top of your existing fence.

  • Luci Hedley Luci Hedley on Jan 08, 2018
    hi Laurie,
    cheers also from Aus. plant lilly pillies, not sure how to spell
    that correctly. they are a native, tolerate pruning into whatever
    shape, you can make jam with the berries and they are relatively
    fast growing. if you are into wildlife, as i am, they make great possum
    food as well. the other alternative could be make a trellis with cheap
    gutter guard up your fence and beyond (attach a few 2x2 stakes above
    your fence line and grow a potato vine. this is also fast growing and has
    pretty white small flowers

    • Laurie Laurie on Jan 13, 2018
      I saw some gutter guard at bunnings today. I never thought about making a trellis with gutter guard. Good idea. thank you.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 13, 2018
    There are fast growing evergreen trees that don't take up a lot of space.