What style of fence would look most attractive?
We're planning to move within 1-2 years but are taking our time fixing things up. Because of a dispute with our neighbor, we want to put in a fence that would run from this masonry wall to the back drain (ours is the upper yard, theirs is the lower yard with the 6-foot fence). The elderly lady of the house is obsessed with this line between our properties and I'll often look out to find her at the top of this slope hacking away at something. She has cut down several plants we've planted in the corner by the drain, and I'm tired of finding her in my yard.
It's tempting to put a 6-foot stockade there, but I want it to look attractive to potential buyers. At this point we're contemplating a picket fence that would go along this property line to just slightly up the hill in the back. We would have the fence turn in towards the back corner of the house with a swing gate--that would be where you see the tall green plants at the right edge of the photo.
A picket fence won't give us a lot of privacy from them but would definitely keep anyone from crossing over into our yard.
The other option I just started considering would be trellis panels that would stand free (no connection to the side of the house with a gate). I would put a row of planter boxes beneath and plant vines.
Since 4 feet seems kind of short for a trellis, I would do 5 or 6 feet on this--but wonder if that's too much for our small yard.
Any ideas? We have to have treated wood and are not allowed metal or vinyl, unfortunately.
Oh, and if you were going to suggest plants: the ground is really hard and compacted there and would be a headache to plant. Plus we'd have the same issue we had with our neighbor who blamed the roses we had planted there as killing her flowers.