Privacy from neighborhood lot? PHOTOS included!
We live on a lake, and the property next door to our home is a designated community accessible lakefront lot for an adjacent neighborhood HOA.
The neighborhood lot produces more activity than we anticipated when we built the house. While the neighbors are friendly, we would like to create some privacy. Right now, they can see into our house, and we can see and hear them -- all day long!
We have also had kids hopping the wall to retrieve balls / escape authority (!). I want to stop this traffic.
Our yard is currently lined by a 6' high brick wall on this side.
The community lot has a 4' chain link fence that sits 14" from our brick wall. From our side, we cannot see the chain link fence.
The space between these fences is on our land, so it is our responsibility to maintain that space.
The wall provides the first 6' of privacy, but we want to essentially create a privacy wall that is 10-15 feet high.
Ideally, we would plant something between the two fences, but we aren't sure if there is a feasible solution that would work between the fences (keep in mind, it's just 14" between the two).
My first thought was bamboo, but I don't know much about it. I am concerned that it would become out of control.
If we plant between the walls, here is some other information that might help:
- zone 9
- full sun
- cannot require maintenance for bottom 6'
- no irrigation
- shouldn't have anything sharp on it, since his boat ramp is adjacent to the fence in one area.
- don't want root system to interrupt our brick wall footers, or their boat ramp
The other option is to plant on our side of the wall.
If we do this, I would prefer to have something that does not have leaves for the bottom 4-5 feet. I also don't want anything too encroaching, since it'll cut into our yard's square footage. It must also create a pretty solid barrier to entry (jumping over the wall).
Regardless of where we plant (between the fences or in our actual yard), the plant needs to keep its leaves year-round.
Thanks for helping with this -- I am stumped!
Here is a link that might be useful: Photos