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How to Make a Chain Link Fence Private?

Changing your chain link fence into a privacy fence is a great DIY project that can make your yard private without breaking the bank. Depending on where you live, you may be required to get a fence permit, but if not, it’s easy to build your own.

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A good way to make your chain link fence more private is to install artificial foliage. This will provide privacy and keep your yard looking fresh. You can purchase artificial foliage in rolls, or get individual plants for your garden. You can use a hose to water the foliage and keep it green all year long. 

You can also install a lattice trellis on your chain link fence to add privacy and visual interest. You can add this to the top rail or to the bottom rail. However, it’s not a complete privacy solution. 

Another easy way to add privacy to your chain link fence is to use bamboo screens. Bamboo screens are available in rolls or online. You can also purchase full bamboo pole screens that can be easily attached to your fence. These are available for $20 to $100 at most home improvement stores. 

In addition to bamboo screens, you can also attach reed screens to your chain link fence. These screens are thin and offer privacy, but they won’t block the view of your yard. These screens can be suspended on L-shaped brackets or placed on the side of your panels. 

Another way to make your chain link fence more private and attractive is to add a wooden panel. These wooden panels come in a variety of shapes and sizes. If you don’t have a wood fence, you can use PVC pipes to make a similar panel. These panels will last for decades and offer about 95% to 100% privacy. They are also easy to install. 

In the end, though, you should probably get a real fence. If you’re not up to the task of installing a new fence, you may want to hire a professional to do the job. A new fence can be more expensive than an upgrade, but it can be a great way to add privacy to your yard. 

While you’re at it, you may want to make your fence more appealing with some painting. If you have a metal fence, you’ll need to use rust-resistant paint. You can also plant flowers or vines around the fence to add color and a sweet scent. You can also buy planters to add height to your chain link fence. 

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, you can install a wooden lattice panel on your chain link fence. Wooden lattice panels are available in many styles, including a square panel. To attach this lattice panel to your chain link fence, you can use zip ties, pipe rail ties, or even rope to tie it in place. 

You can also hang camping stakes on the bottom of your chain link fence. Hanging these stakes far enough into the ground will help prevent your dog from escaping.