privacy screen for narrow space

privacy screen for narrow space

The house next to us has been empty (in escrow) for a long time. Now we have neighbors. They're loud, and they're nosy. Our side LR windows look into their driveway. There's a short chain link fence between us and them, but we use that alley for access to the back yard. I'm looking for something to plant along the fence line that will provide some privacy and hopefully some sound dampening. The kicker is it can't get very wide-we use that alley to drive firewood and so forth into the back yard, so the truck still has to fit. That's the north side of the house, so it gets some midday sun, but that's about it. I'd thought about bamboo, but don't want it taking over. I like pampas grass (feather grass, fountain grass, whatever you call it) but don't know if I can keep it the size it needs to be. I'm open to any suggestions! I live in zone 7b.
new project

new project

My first harvest!

My first harvest!

Re-Pot or Leave?

Re-Pot or Leave?

christmas light question…

christmas light question…

Another ID this plant post.

Another ID this plant post.

my student apartment

my student apartment