Need solution to stop playgrd mulch from going thru chainlink fence?

Patti Ward
by Patti Ward
I'm replacing my patchy grass with playground mulch for my dogs in their yard area. Did a small area last year and now expanding it. Know it's only a matter of time before neighbor complains about the mulch in their yard thru chainlink fence. Saw those slates you weave into links...will they work? Thought about a piece of vinyl siding along bottom. I don't want to cover whole fence, just like 6-8 inches from ground. The black landscape edging is ugly. any suggestions?

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  • Kathy Snyder Willette Kathy Snyder Willette on May 03, 2018

    Just a thought: Can you put a mesh piece all my the bottom, kind of like a bumper guard, that matches your fence? You could tack it under a bit so it’s under the soil, and spray paint it if it’s too unattractive.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on May 03, 2018

    I thought perhaps getting a sheet of plexiglass (which is clear) and cut strips the height you want. Then drill holes in the plexiglass and attach it to the fence with wire ties (cut off the excess on these...the ties come in green too).

  • 2dogal 2dogal on May 03, 2018

    YOu can put a 1 X 6 edging board against the fence. Vinyl siding would do also.

  • V Smith V Smith on May 03, 2018

    How about that black plastgardenic garden edging that comes in a roll you could poke holes in it and zip/cable tie it to the chain link.

  • Sally-Charles Evans Sally-Charles Evans on May 04, 2018

    Is the playground mulch you refer to the ground tires? If so I suggest you do some research about the health problems this rubber mulch is causing with children. I sure wouldn't want to subject my fur-babies the lung problems that some children have contracted from this mulch.

    • Patti Ward Patti Ward on May 13, 2018

      Thank you for your concern, but no, it's not the rubber mulch. It's regular wood mulch ran through mulcher one more time to make it finer. I was concerned about dogs eating wood, but they don't. (Toys yes, but wood no.)

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on May 04, 2018

    A line of bricks, plastic edging, big rocks, wood landscape timbers - lots of choices.