DIY : Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

DIY: Lattice Fence for Privacy

Today, I am sharing how we created a DIY Square lattice fence for privacy off of our kitchen deck.  We have a really wonky property line and need all the help we can get to make our outdoor dining space private while still keeping our dog and kiddos in the yard. Our square lattice fence was simple to make and will look beautiful as we add vines, to grow on it.

DIY – Square Lattice Fence

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DIY - Square Lattice Fence for Privacy - Today, I am sharing how we created a DIY Square lattice fence for privacy off of our kitchen deck. Our square lattice fence was simple to make and will look beautiful as we add vines, to grow on it. #privacyfence #square lattice http://lehmanlane.net

Over the past few weeks Jason and I have been busy putting up more of the fence, regrading the back of our house and building wood lattice all in an effort to keep Moose, our 8 month old labradoodle contained.  You can see the first part of our Moose containment effort here:).

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

This has been a VERY labor intensive job cutting down trees and overgrown bushes, digging out stumps, and removing the 6-9 inches of dirt that was up to the base of our house.  And people wonder why I never want to work out? 🙂

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

First Jason cut down a bunch of overgrown trees that were planted way too close to the house and our property line.  Then with the kids help we took down all the other bushes along the back of the house so we could get a straight line to sink the posts along the property line.

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

In the above pic you can see just how rocky our soil is.  There were definitely moments I wanted to give up:).

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

It took many MANY days to get the dirt level down and dig out the stumps (this was Jason’s job…he would to do a couple each weekend until we were all done)

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

Just check out that stump count!!!  This is only SOME of them!

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

It definitely looked way worse before it looked better.

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

Then we dug holes for the posts all along the house and cemented them in. I planted a dogwood tree from Lowes I got for 75% off ($12.50) along with a hydrangea we moved from behind the house.  (You can see my tips for saving money on trees and plants here) It’s the only shrub we saved from the back of our house.

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

Jason made the square lattice fence with pressure treated boards from Lowes.

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

He zipped them down with his table saw.

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

He screwed the 2 x 4’s to the post and pin nailed the lattice boards together.

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

As you can see from some of the pictures we are not done yet but we are really thankful to have some privacy and a little shade back.

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

We moved the two chaise lounges from our other deck on the other side of the house.  We are definitely using them a lot more on this side of the house since it’s right off the kitchen.

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

It’s the perfect spot to read a book or have some mojitos after a long day of digging in your backyard:).

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy


DIY: Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

I think we will take a little breather and relax before we finish the fence but for now Moose is contained:).  I still need to add a vine to fill this beautiful square lattice with.  I am thinking either a climbing rose or a sweet autumn clematis or both:).  Any gardener’s suggestions?  Please check back as we continue to finish the back fence.  I would love to hear what you guys think of what we have been up to, you can always comment below and I promise to read them!

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    1. Hi Angie, Thanks so much for stopping by and for checking out our new lattice fence! Thanks for the invite to your site too:). Take care, Tara

  1. We just built a trellis on one side of our yard, taking a break (until next year?) to build another one so our yard would be a bit more private.
    I love your square trellis!
    As far as vines, I’m thinking an Eden rose in the middle for ours, surrounded by clematis on each side. Not sure bout the clematis color yet. I think Fall would be the best time to plant but I am a novice here, not sure.

    1. Just to add that on the other side, which will be a bit more shady, I am planning a climbing hydrangea on the trellis (yet to be built).

    2. Hi Valerie, Thank you so much for checking out our square lattice fence! I love the idea of combining roses and clematis! I googled Eden rose and they look gorgeous! We have a climbing hydrangea we planted in the front of our house. It hasn’t really taken off yet but I heard they take awhile:). Best of luck with your trellis! Your yard sounds so pretty with all the plants you are planning! Take care, Tara

  2. Oh ho w I love this privacy screen! We want to do something very similar to this, but now maybe this right next to our car port. The neighbors house is just a bit too close for comfort and this would be a beautiful solution! Pinning!

    1. Hi Joanna, A privacy screen next to your car port sounds nice! We definitely understand about too close for comfort, our backyard is only 5 foot wide! My neighbor is the perfect height when mowing his grass to see into our first floor:). Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments about our privacy fence!

  3. Your yard and fencing is really looking good! Y’all work so hard, I totaly get what you mean about working out!
    And thanks for the drink recipe!
    Karen

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