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How to Hide a Chain Link Fence?

If you’ve been wondering how to hide a chain link fence, you’ve come to the right place. There are a lot of different options for covering your fence, from bamboo panels and planters to bird netting and hanging baskets. However, if you don’t want to shell out a lot of money, there are also several other ways to make your chain link fence look beautiful. 

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You can create a privacy screen for your fence using reeds or wooden fence panels. These are both affordable and easy to install. Unlike reeds, these wooden panels can also be painted and sealed. 

Another way to cover your fence is to plant bushes and trees. Planting laurels on the sides of your chain link fence is an effective way to disguise your fence. The laurels can thrive even in harsh winter conditions, and they don’t need to be watered in the summer. 

Other plants that can be used to cover your chain link fence include Boston Ivy, Hibiscus and wisteria. All of these plants can provide excellent coverage for your chain link fence, and are relatively easy to grow. They all require moderate to full sunlight and pruning every few months. 

You can also use fabric or a wood lattice panel to cover your fence. This option is not as see-through as a chain link fence, but it’s a simple and inexpensive option. Depending on the type of fabric, you can tie it in a pattern or attach it to your fence with Zip Ties. For a cheap, low-maintenance approach, you can hang a decorative ribbon from your fence. 

You can also buy pre-made chain link fence covers. Most of these come in the form of panels that are attached to the fence by zip ties. Some of them even have brass eyelets in the trim for added security. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, these cover can provide additional privacy as well. 

Wooden slats are one of the most affordable ways to hide your chain link fence. They can be purchased from most hardware stores. When you get your slats, make sure that they are properly fitted to your chain link. To do this, you’ll need to cut the fencing wire with a bolt cutter. Then, slide the slats into the slats of your chain link. Once the slats are in place, you can seal the fence with weather-resistant sealants. 

For a more decorative approach, you can buy plastic lattice panels at most hardware stores. These are not as see-through as a chain-link fence, but they are easier to install. Also, they’re available in a wide variety of colors and designs. 

You can even hide your chain link fence using old blankets, sheets and other material. These materials are inexpensive, and you can find them in the “FREE” section of Craigslist. Before buying fabric or a slat, measure the length and width of your chain link fence. Use a measuring tape to make sure the length is appropriate.