Blocking a bad view.
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.