How to hide an ugly fence?


Hello could you give me some low budget advice on how to hide an ugly fence ??

Thank you

Sandie 😊 I'm disabled and am doing this on my own, so something easy would be great

q hide ugly fence
q hide ugly fence

It's very long I would say about 40 ft

  13 answers
  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Jul 23, 2018

    Spray paint the entire with a high quality rust-o-leum paint

  • Sandie Madison Davies Sandie Madison Davies on Jul 23, 2018
    Aww thanx but want to hide it not accentuate it ☺

  • Deborah Deborah on Jul 23, 2018

    You could cover it with inexpensive reed fencing which just rolls out, or with artificial boxwood panels. The boxwood is a little pricey, you could alternate with inexpensive lattice.

  • Gc822378686 Gc822378686 on Jul 24, 2018

    I had one of those, plant fast growing ivy along the fence line. It travels fast and is very pretty. Think wrigley field!

    • Sandie Madison Davies Sandie Madison Davies on Jul 24, 2018
      Had Jasmine growing along it but my horrid neighbor keeps cutting off my fence ! As I live alone they just ignore what I say but thanx

  • Andrzej Andrzej on Jul 24, 2018

    chicken wire and morning glories.

  • Mkl Mkl on Jul 24, 2018
    Don't know where you live but trumpet vine or virginia creeper would grow on it quickly as would wing grapes.

  • Emily Emily on Jul 24, 2018

    I love having Boston ivy growing on our driveway fence. Esp now that my husband's large Oriental lilies are in bloom. The ivy makes a wonderful backdrop, was one plant, blooms luxuriously in the summer.

  • Emily Emily on Jul 24, 2018

    Here is Boston ivy on fence.

  • Lja23984216 Lja23984216 on Jul 24, 2018
    Go with a theme for it and put decorative items on it such as plates or mirrors. You could acquire them from a thrift store. Draw the attention to the items and away from the fence.

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 24, 2018

    If the neighbors cut what is growing within your property line, you can videotape and send a copy to local authorities. Some locales permit neighbors to cut what grows over into their space, but many have specific exceptions to prohibit it. If the fence is rotted, neighbors may be concerned it's attracting insects.

    • Gail Reilly Gail Reilly on Jul 24, 2018
      I also had a neighbour who apparently came into my yard while I was out and sheared off my beautiful climbing roses. They were I full bloom, and were thornless. She did out of spite, yet she never bothered to improve her own yard, it was a disaster zone!

  • Carolyn Chaisson Carolyn Chaisson on Jul 24, 2018

    Hi I suggest calling your local church like salvation army ,for example,they are very good at helping or getting you in touch with other groups who volunteer their time to make your fence pretty again or hide it if you like.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jul 24, 2018

    A trellis and a vining plant work wonders.

  • Liz Liz on Jul 25, 2018

    Morning glories grow from seed, grow very fast, and they cover a multitude of "uglies."