The problem so many face head on each day as they look out their windows or step into their yards is an ugly neighbor's house. The sight alone can ruin a peaceful sunshiny day. The joy of having a barbcue in the backyard, or a summer birthday party on the deck can be marred because of the ugly view that is the neighbor's responsibility. If the neighbors can't or won't clean up their act, take the matter into your own hands and hide the nasty mess from your view.

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Hide the view to block out the neighbor's ugly house.

Step 1

Plant climbing vines on large trellises. Vines with big leafy foliage and beautiful blooming flowers create a privacy screen blocking your view of the neighbor's ugliness. Perennial climbing plants such as roses need little in the way of care; water and pruning regularly will ensure they grow strong and come back every year. Annuals are quick growing and are a great way to establish the growing screen inexpensively.

Step 2

Plant trees and shrubs to hide the major view points of a neighbor's ugly house. Trees can grow from under 25 feet tall to well over 50 feet. Shrubs are useful for lower vantage points and can grow up to 8 feet tall. Buy from a nursery to get trees and shrubs that are already well established, as trees grow slowly.

Step 3

Install privacy fencing to really hide the neighbor's eyesore house. The trend toward privacy fencing is becoming more popular as neighborhoods become more crowded. The greatest aspect of the privacy fence is that not only does it hide from view the neighbor's house; it creates an outdoor room for your yard.