Chain link fences are pretty popular, thanks to their low cost and ease of installation. However, many people find that they are less attractive than other fencing options like vinyl and wood. If you have a chain link fence, or are thinking of having one installed, you don't have to sit back and accept its standard look. Use one of these methods to make it look flashier.
Plant vining flowers along the fence.
There are many species of vining flowers that, when planted near the base of a chain-link fence, will climb up it and add a splash of green to your space. You can plant flowers along the entire length of the fence, or only in certain sections – it just depends on your preferences. Some vining flowers to consider planting include:
- Trumpet vines, which are named for their orange, trumpet-shaped blooms. They're a perennial, so you can plant them once and they'll keep coming up year after year.
- Morning glories, which are known for their broad flowers that come in red, blue, yellow and purple. They're a good choice if your soil is soggy or shaded, since they tolerate these conditions. Morning glories are an annual, so you'll need to replant them each spring.
- Climbing hydrangeas, which have small green leaves and clusters of white flowers. They can grow to an incredible 80 feet in height, making them a good choice if you have a tall fence and want to ensure it's lushly covered in vines.
Weave LED lights through the fence.
A lower-maintenance option is to weave some strings of lights through your fence. This option is especially nice to consider if you have a lot of backyard barbecues or parties in the evening, since this is when the lights will be enjoyable to look at. Make sure you choose LED lights, since they are the most energy-efficient option. Look specifically for ones that are made for the outdoors. To string them through the fence, simply wind them along the top rail.
You can change the colors of your lights for various seasons and holidays. Pale blue ones are beautiful in the winter, while bright red and yellow are nice in the summer months.
Your chain link fence does not have to look plain! These methods are easier and cheaper to implement than getting an entirely new fence. In almost no time at all, you'll transform your fence into a stunning work of art.
Contact a company like Carter Fence to learn more about chain link fences.