I need an idea for a 12-16 feet high x 24 long idea for privacy

I need privacy and I am not physically able to put up wooden fences. Does anyone have any ideas for my side yard which is too open and I need privacy for deck sitting?
  13 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 30, 2016
    If you have someone to help you how about Planting a row of privacy hedges.

  • Creativity is Great Creativity is Great on Apr 30, 2016
    Thanks Janet I will check and see what grows the fastest in my zone........

    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 30, 2016
      @Creativity is Great Your welcome. And there are many plants that are already established at you height you are looking for, therefore do not let be of influence for your remedy regardless of what others have to say.

  • Charietennant Charietennant on Apr 30, 2016
    Lattice is a great option or pretty shower curtain or there was one person that painted flowers on a white sheet like large sun flowers . Good luck.

  • MN Mom MN Mom on Apr 30, 2016
    You may want to research the height maximums allowed for fencing in your area. Plantings could work over time (years in most cases) but a lattice section or two would be the quickest and simplest way to go.

  • Mary Laniewski Mary Laniewski on Apr 30, 2016
    If you are looking for something green, try clumping bamboo. The clumping type is non-invasive. I don't know what zone you live in. Check your zone before making a decision. There are many types of shrubs out there. False cypress, wax myrtle. pivot hedge, arborvitae, etc. Buy your plants big so they won't take so long to grow. Lattice as mention above, with climbing roses, antique roses are very hardy, vines....

  • Brett Brett on May 01, 2016
    Bamboo, bamboo , bamboo. There's so many types now that are all different growing in height, width of stem and even colour. I had same problem and I used black bamboo and it's perfect (as I said any colour even green with yellow or blue with green etc Etc)

  • Gina Gina on May 01, 2016
    Solutions and Improvements sells fake ivy vine fence width sections for privacy. You just hang it or zip tie it on.

  • Jill Jill on May 01, 2016
    Bamboo is great but a warning- it will take over and send shoots EVERYWHERE including under your house. You will have bamboo in places you never wanted it. I suggest you plant it in containers that are sealed so the roots can't get out.

  • Liz Straughn Liz Straughn on May 01, 2016
    I've seen a "privacy fence" made with white gauzy fabric. The person hung it over a clothesline or wire and tied a knot at the bottom. It is weighted down at the bottom to keep the Kansas winds from blowing it all over the place. It is about 12 feet high and the length of their house...about 50 feet or more. They put it up last Spring and it's still in good shape through the winter. They have it attached together at the top between each panel of fabric. Each panel of fabric is the full width of the fabric...about 45-60" wide. It took a lot of fabric, but they used cheaper fabric and it's probably much cheaper than a fence panel. It's also very pretty. They also hung lights on the line.

  • Liz Straughn Liz Straughn on May 01, 2016
    You're welcome! Good luck!

  • Constance Ryan Leach Constance Ryan Leach on May 02, 2016
    What about using painter's drop cloths and clips to hang on a wire or PVC pipe? You could make a PVC frame work, anchor it flower pots filled with quick crete to hold it in place (and even move it around as needed) then add the rings, clips and drop cloths. These would be fairly substantial, and you would have some good privacy that way! :-)

  • Jeanne Martin Jeanne Martin on May 02, 2016
    I just saw fairly inexpensive rolls of reed fencing at Home Depot. I have a similar issue with my backyard. It's 6 ft high and each roll is 16 ft long for $25! It is very lightweight and I'm just now thinking I'm going to attach one end to my carport pole (tie it??) and the other end (and any needed supports inbetween) with some treated lumber (I'm thinking 2x2's) that wouldn't take much to put in the ground. I have a tree that i might be able to use instead. I don't need 16 ft long tho! Obviously I don't have it all figured out yet but I thought I'd share my idea. A flowering vine would be gorgeous on it. I'm not all that handy and I'm retired (aka old!) but I think I can make it work. Here's the Home Depot link if you are interested http://www.homedepot.com/p/Backyard-X-Scapes-6-ft-H-x-16-ft-L-Reed-Fencing-HDD-BIN-RF01/100661555

  • Lynn Palmatier Lynn Palmatier on May 02, 2016
    You could build a frame to attach to your deck that could be filled with that bamboo fencing that you can get in the Home Improvement stores or even lattice(won't completely block view and allows air flow). That would take care of the side where your neighbors would be. No sure why you would need one on the yard side, but the curtain idea could be utilized somehow. Just remember you do not want to cut air flow while you are on your deck...