I'm not sure if this is the proper forum for this, but I would love some suggestions on a fence problem.
My husband would like to fence our entire yard, since my neighbor on one side is installing a white vinyl privacy fence(ugh). My husband wants to fence the opposite side of the yard as well since we have a dog and there are a lot of coyotes in the immediate area. The problem is that on the side opposite the vinyl fence I have a stone wall that I really love. Husband would prefer to remove the stone wall and put up stockade. I am pretty much against that, and like the look of the stone wall. Five feet beyond the stone wall is a hedge of what I believe are cedar trees. There is also a huge opening in between those trees because I took down a huge Japanese honeysuckle shrub and a multiflora rose that were strangely growing on a huge mound of loam. We had planned to put arborviteas in the gap and have already planted one.
I love my stone wall and just cannot see a stockade fence a few feet behind it. I am open to any suggestions.
I am also looking for suggestions on how to make the neighbor's white vinyl fence disappear, since it really isn't my style. My neighbor had her lot surveyed and unfortunately the property line goes right through my flower bed on that side as well as cutting diagnolly across what we all(neighbor included) thought was our yard! We had no idea!
I prefer a more naturalized setting over a yard with four walls of fencing.
Here is a picture of the stone wall side of the yard, part sun(north side of property), there is a fence running perpendicular at the front, and a stockade fence at the rear where we have an enclosed garden/entertaining area:
A close up:
And here is a picture of the property line where the vinyl fence is going in, it is in a sunny area(south side of property). The fence will cut diagnolly across the rear of my yard. I am looking for plantings that will attract birds predominantly, as well as detract from the fence:
It's a good thing the property line was surveyed; I had planned to put a small greenhouse right where the surveyor's stake is at the rear of the yard.
Thanks for any input!