Monday, August 10, 2009

Reed Fencing Covers Ugly Chain Link

I've been trying to find something affordable to cover the ugly chain link fence along the south side of my yard for over four years now.

So, I was pleasantly surprised to find 6' x 15' rolls of reed fencing for $22 each at Lowes. I didn't know such a thing existed!

I picked up five rolls and started covering the fence the VERY SAME DAY.

The front yard after picture is on the right. I don't have any before pictures because I hated the fence so much I never took pictures of the flower beds.

The back yard 'in progress' picture is on the lower left - you can see the weeds growing from the neighbor's side of the fence. The after picture is on the right. As you can see, I still need to do some trimming but it already looks 100 percent better.

Anyone can do this little project in a couple hours. All you need are the rolls of the reed fencing and some black zip ties.


  1. It looks very nice! Makes me want to cover the chain link fence between me and the neighbor! He has an ugly backyard. It looks so natural. Thanks for sharing your idea
    jenn (4bratz2luv)

  2. But now you can't see Snickers. Looks fabulous!

  3. Wow! Looks great, plus look at all those great looking hostas!

  4. Jenn, You should totally do it! I love how much the flowers/plants stand out now. It also covers up the neighbor's yard a bit but I can still chat with them over the fence.

    Sara, Snickers (neighbor's dog) can still see through the reed enough to bark at strangers - that and I can talk to her over the fence still.

    Jen, Thanks! You should see the hostas in my front yard! I may need your help to ID them all later. I don't think I have names for any of them.

  5. I'm totally doing this. Awesome...