What's a quick and sturdy way to make a vine covered privacy fence?

Stephen B.
by Stephen B.
I'd like to enclose my backyard with a privacy fence consisting of a weld wire fence and subzero ivy covering the entire fence. I'm thinking of using weld wire with galvanized metal posts because it's cheaper than chainlink.
what s a quick and sturdy way to make a vine covered privacy fence
  7 answers
  • Rose Rose on May 13, 2017
    use arbors to create vine climbers the ones I purchased are light wieght steel and have them for my climbing clamatas they are quick and easy to put together and they are sturdy I purchased them at Lowes

  • Margie Hill Margie Hill on May 13, 2017
    Silver fleece vine grows fast.

  • Denra browman Denra browman on May 13, 2017
    Honeysuckle, some types are more cold tolerant. See article: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/types-honeysuckle-vines-37386.html

    • Stephen B. Stephen B. on May 13, 2017
      Honeysuckle is pretty and fragrant however I'm concerned about bees...I have an allergy to bees😕

  • John John on May 13, 2017
    .vinca possible, english ivy....remember to know how deep is the frost line and go deeper than that when digging post holes or your poles will heave up....also google USDA zone...put in your zip code and it will tell you what zone you live in...mine is 8b....then look up vine plants for your particular zone. without that zone number you take a 50/50 chance of success with plants....for instance it would be wasting time to plant cactus in Montana or a weeping willow in Arizona.

    • Stephen B. Stephen B. on May 13, 2017
      Thanks for your response. From my research I live in the 9 zone so cold is not really an issue.

  • Roberta Thomas Roberta Thomas on May 13, 2017
    Please be cautious about asking the right questions before you choose a type of plant or ivy. We bought a house 2 years ago that had a wooden fence dividing our backyard from the neighbor's and years ago someone had planted ivy to make a green fence. On both sides of the 6 foot high fence it had grown out at least 3 feet and 7 feet high, taking over a lot of yard space. It cost us big $ to have it taken out and the roots decimated so it does not grow back. They green looks nice, but.....

    • Stephen B. Stephen B. on May 13, 2017
      You're right, my research shows most vines can get out of control if not tended to regularly so hopefully I'll stay on top of it. Thank you for your response.

  • Richardstarling Richardstarling on May 14, 2017
    Home made trellises and very fragrant Carolina Jasmine vine.

  • Drew Drew on Jul 10, 2017
    We had a customer use Trex Fencing with a welded wire insert. They only did a few panels as an accent but it turned out incredible. You could do this with wood too, but the benefit of using Trex is that it won't warp or rot and resists insect damage. Fence posts are typically the first thing that fails on a wooden fence. Here are some pictures but you can see the whole blog write up at http://www.yournextfence.com/project-spotlight-wire-mesh-garden-panels-houston-texas/