I live in town and my backyard neighbor is building a new shop in his yard to better facilitate his welding/mechanic work. I suspect he described it as a garage in order to get approval from the Code officer. Anyhow, I'm happy for him, but I feel it's time to amend my friendly little picket fence with something taller and denser. As things now stand, I'm in a 'fishbowl' since neighbor removed the natural vegatative screen on his property to build his shop. I don't think I have it in me to replace the current 4' posts on my picket fence with the 6'ers needed to hang taller, stockade type panels; I know I don't. What I'm considering doing is attaching panels of bamboo/reed mat to the current fence structure. Somehow.
My questions are: Can anyone envision my idea? Anyone willing to comment on the aesthetics of this idea? The best method of attaching screen panels to the picket fence (I would want to hang them on the inner side of the fence, the post side of the fence)? Does anyone know of a Maine location that sells bamboo/reed type screens? The one garden center close to me (Plants Unlimited) that carries them is $$$.
I would greatly appreciate any input. I've been mulling this over for the past couple of weeks, and negotiations are stalled. Oh, and I've also thought of planting a lilac hedge--or something--on the inside of the fence, but I think I might need an even denser screen; and, my yard is a postage stamp; I'm not prepared to give up my wee real estate to a wall of shrubbery.
Thanks in advance--