Gardening is a hobby that more and more people are starting to pursue, partly because it is rewarding and can reduce stress and partly because of the green movement. Protecting your garden with a fence can be a big deal especially if you live in an area with a lot of pests and animals that eat plants. Deciding which materials to make your fence from has a lot to do with individual preference as well as the look and style of your home.
Old country homes that could be described as rustic usually benefit most stylistically from a garden fence made from wood. There are many different types of wood available for the purpose, but one of the best and most cost effective is bamboo. Bamboo fences are usually solid and add a sense of security and privacy to your garden as well. Other wood fence styles are not solid and do not do an adequate job of providing privacy or of keeping animals out.
Modern homeowners often use vinyl to create their garden fences. Vinyl comes in numerous styles, some of which are made to resemble real wood. The main benefit of a vinyl fence is that it is very easy to keep clean and maintain. These fences can easily be made to match the style of various modern home styles.
Metal is another option when it comes to garden fences, although this option is less popular than it used to be. Metal fencing can be expensive and can rust. It does have the advantage of lasting for many years if properly taken care of, and it can keep animals out of your garden fairly effectively.
There are a couple things you can do to save even more money on your garden fence. It has become popular to "patinize" metal fencing, giving it an aged and rusty look. Visit your local salvage yard to find metal fencing panels that are already rusted. Used brick is another good option, as there is no reason for structural support with a garden fence. This can also provide a stylish aged look. Finally, if you live near a creek, dry stone is a great option for a garden fence and it's completely free. Dry stone is also easy to maintain and will last for years.
A garden fence is a great way to add security to your yard and garden, as well as creating a bit more style in your yard. They can also be used to portion off a section of your yard where you will not be bothered by neighbors and you can relax and enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of your labour.
Aside from adding some modern or rustic appeal to your landscape, a garden fence provides security, privacy, and peace of mind. It is important in protecting your vegetables and plants from stray animals. Maintenance is also easy and installation is affordable. With a quality timber, you fence will stay useful for many years.
To install a garden fence, first you'll have to check your title deeds. You should be 100% sure that the boundary doesn't belong to your neighbor. Then check the design and size of fence that best suits your needs and your garden.
Types of Garden Fencing
Feather edge garden fencing is composed of overlapping timber vertical boards. This is the heaviest and sturdiest type of panel, providing you excellent privacy. It's also great for fencing.
Waneylap fencing is composed of overlapping timber horizontal boards, a less expensive fence that provide high level of privacy.
Trellis fencing could be used on its own as a decorative panel on top of a solid fence, or as an open screen fencing.
Palisade garden fencing provides visibility as well as good security in the form of a typical picket-style fencing.