Privacy is an integral part of the American dream, but you shouldn’t need to pay an arm and a leg for it. Here are some inexpensive alternatives to expensive privacy fences:
Vinyl is flexible and five times stronger than wood, making it a first choice among homeowners who live in areas with extreme weather conditions. Vinyl fencing is cheap and requires very little maintenance. Since it only comes in one color, repainting is not required. It also never fades. Warm soap and water will perk it right up.
Mesh is also cheap. While not as durable as vinyl, mesh fencing also requires very little maintenance. It keeps pets in and people out, so you can rest easy both day and night. Unlike traditional fencing, mesh fencing uses interwoven strips of plastic to completely obscure your property behind it.
Chain Link and Vines
Install a chain link fence and plant grapes or a similar ‘crawling crop’ at the base. You will only need to buy into it once. As the vines lurk up the fence unabated, they will begin to obscure the view to your property. The result is a privacy fence that gives your home a natural feel.
Posts and Plants
Use nature to your advantage. Install wooden or metal posts along your property line and tame plants to them with wire. As the plants grow, they will obscure the view to your home and fortify not only their respective posts but the entire structure against debris.
Line your property with adolescent shrubs. Tall enough to keep curious eyes form the outside world at bay and young enough to require very little maintenance on your part. Adolescent shrubs are ideal for privacy measures in a rural setting