You can expect your new chain link fence to improve your property's security as well as increase its overall value while holding up well to the outdoor elements without the need for lots of maintenance and repairs. But chain link fencing doesn't offer a lot of privacy, so you may want to take some steps to increase privacy along your fence line. Consider implementing one or more of the following ideas:
Plant Some Natural Wind Barriers
Planting a few natural wind barriers along your chain link fencing is a surefire way to create some extra privacy for your property. You'll not only enjoy privacy while barbecuing or sunbathing, but you can expect to improve your home's curb appeal which can come in handy if you decide to sell the place in the future.
Furthermore, natural wind barriers will, but you can expect to the barriers to block harsh winds and rains from battering your home. With the extra weather protection your natural wind barriers create, it should be easier to maintain comfortable interior temperatures throughout the year which will reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system. Consider incorporating one or more of the following options into your fence line garden:
Hawthorn – this beautiful plant features intricate branches and impressive thorns that make for an impressive wind break.
Forsythia – just before spring these privacy hedges grow bright yellow flowers to signal the onset of comfortable weather.
Boxwood – this private and bushy privacy hedge can be shaped and trimmed into any design you'd like to incorporate into your yard.
You can choose just one type of privacy hedge to plant along your fence line, but incorporating a combination or two or more will enhance your property's design and color scheme.
Reinforce Your Fence With Lattice
Another excellent way to create some extra privacy for your property is to install lattice along your interior surface of your chain link fencing. The lattice should create some noticeable privacy on its own once installed, but you can optimize your privacy by embellishing the lattice after it's put into place.
Consider painting the lattice with green, blue, or beige paint to complement the natural atmosphere and then planting some vine plants along the front of the lattice. Green beans, squash, cucumber, and even tomatoes will make great privacy cover will providing your with some free food throughout the year. Another option is to weave thick rope through the lattice to create a solid wall between the interior and exterior perimeters of your property.
These tips and tricks should help make it easy to increase the privacy of your chain link fence without costing you an arm and a leg.