Not only will building a privacy fence help keep people from looking into your lawn, it will also keep you from looking out. If the fence is made out of wood, you may feel a little trapped, or you may not enjoy looking at it.
Using bamboo for constructing fences is a simple and sturdy alternative to traditional fencing options. Bamboo is fast growing and invasive, which means in many parts of the country one can obtain large quantities cheaply.
If you just need some privacy from neighbors, you might not need a fence at all. Check out these affordable privacy fence alternatives. If you're still 'on the fence' about installing the fencing yourself, take a look at both the pros and cons of installing it yourself vs. hiring a professional.
Chain Link. Chain link is one of the least expensive options in basic fencing -- you can purchase a roll of fencing for between $50 and $75. To turn your chain link fence into a privacy fence, plant climbing vines and creepers such as morning glory, Virginia creeper or clematis at the base of the fence.
Wood is typically inexpensive and can be a great way to build a fence that you will be able to rely on for years to come. Step 1 Choose Where You Want the Fence. Decide where exactly you will want your fence to run. Whenever you have chosen a location, set up a post on either end and run a line from one to the other.