Backyard Privacy Ideas Fence Cover Up Chain-link fences may be sturdy and low-cost, but they’re not an attractive way to define property lines. The remedy? This homeowner planted burning bush along the chain-link fence separating her yard from a neighbor’s. Four years later, a lush green hedge covers the steel mesh. Other possibilities: clematis, rose of sharon, and trumpet vine. Be sure to tell your neighbor if you plan to plant vines that’ll grow up both sides of the fence.