Blocking a bad view.

waterfella1(5)September 13, 2013

We just purchased a home with a bad view of a neighbors back yard. The space along the lot line between the end of his house and my garage is 34 feet and has a three foot chain link fence. We also have a deck five feet off the ground that overlooks his yard. I am looking for ideas to block the view year round. The city will not allow a fence higher than five feet. A line of tall columnar Arborvitae has been suggested. We are looking for ideas that would solve our problem without breaking the bank. The Arbs are on sale now and would do well with planting in the fall.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

Arbs take several years to get as tall as you want. That means for the next 7 years or so, you would still see the neighbor's back yard!

And, if one of them gets 'sick' you would have a hole in the screen.

This is tough. I'm not trying to get picky, but...didn't you see all that before you bought the house?


    Bookmark   September 13, 2013 at 6:40PM
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could you add a picture of the primary offending view? We should see how high of a screen you need.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2013 at 8:44PM
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do you need to see any of the view beyond the bad stuff? I'm thinking of a lattice screen or actual screen at the end of your deck that would create a "room" close in to your house.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2013 at 10:02PM
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