The yard around our house is fenced with a chain link fence, which keeps the dogs safely in the yard , but does not add to our privacy at all. When we first moved here, I got some of those rolls of plastic fence weave and put those along the front part of the fence, intending to do more bit by bit as we could afford it and I had the time to cut and install them. At that time, we had more little dogs, and they all wanted to see outside of the yard, and so they chewed up the bottom of the plastic fence weave. I have been planting shrubs and creeping vines (ivy) along the back fence; but the front is next to the street and where we most want privacy. So, @Bobby Cole said that he thought some of the split bamboo privacy screen out front might be just the ticket. One of the neighbors down the street has it along the road side of his yard, and it really makes a difference. You can actually see a little bit through the screen, but it still gives a lot of privacy, and the open spaces make it easier for wind to just blow through the screen. We ordered two pieces, 14'x7' tall, and put them up along the front fence by the driveway side. There is still an open area of about 6' on one side, so we will either get another piece of the screen, or Bobby will use the wood slats like he put over the backyard gate.