Metal fences can vary from the cheap chain-link into the pricey, complex work of wrought iron. No matter what kind you have, metal fences ordinarily do not supply as much privacy as wood or vinyl fences. Entering into a more private fence would probably be a pricey and labor-intensive endeavor. Therefore, if you opt to keep your current metal fence, use different steps to provide the privacy you desire.
Install a fencing material or pliers. Fencing fabrics, sometimes called displays, are offered in many different colors and visibility. They’re generally manufactured from polypropylene or vinyl. Buy rolls of fabric depending on the dimensions of your fence. They’re rolled out, stretched and secured into the fence with cable ties. Slats, on the other hand, are embedded separately from top to bottom of a chain-link fence. Slats can be vinyl, aluminum or a mesh material and are usually self-locking for easy installment.
Grow shrubs and plants in front of a metal fence. Evergreen shrubs, like privet, oleander, rockrose, junipers and euonymus, supply the maximum privacy year round and work well in a Mediterranean climate. In this climate, you can also develop large perennials, like cannas and elephant ears, which unlike annuals are long-lived.
Plant a vine in front of your own fence, spacing several plants in the minimal recommended distance. Clematis, jasmine, kiwi and honeysuckle are perennial vines that, depending on the vine, are hardy at U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 11. For seasonal coverage, develop vegetables, like summer squash or legumes, along with your fence.
Display potted plants in front of a fence. Use containers of varying heights, like a wine barrel and a watering can, with the tallest containers closest to the fence. You can also use a tiered shelving unit that makes it possible to obtain the vertical height necessary for privacy. Metal garden stakes with hooks can be used to hang trailing plants. Some plant pots are designed to hang directly on a fence, and if you grow a trailing plant, like trailing petunias, you can gain some privacy, especially with good care.