Hiding a chainlink fence
Hi! I'm new to this forum AND new to gardening!! I know NOTHING other than I like pretty flowers and beautiful landscaping. We just moved to our home a year ago, so I'd like to start learning about plants and bushes to make our landscape beautiful!
We have a chain link fence on the back of our property approx. 50' long. We have gorgeous trees behind our fence, so we don't want a complete blockage of the view (such as with a privacy fence) BUT we do want to soften the view with either some bushes, vines or hedges.
I think that evergreen hedges would give us the year round and complete coverage we need, HOWEVER, I'd love to know if there is a way to incorporate something with colour for the summer months that will grow nicely with the evergreens. Also, how closely should we plant the evergreen bushes?
Thanks for any advice you have!