Fences are more then just structures to surround your newly completed landscaping project. Fences can add a decorative touch to your landscape project and should be included in the planning stages of any landscaping project. Fences can increase privacy, create shade, block wind, block an unsightly view, enhance a view and keep wildlife out of your garden.Fences can also in some circumstances add to your security and let’s not forget that a well thought out landscaping design using fences can add quiet to your yard outside and inside your home.
When adding a fence to your landscaping project you want to consider how the fence will look in relation to your house or other out structures. Visit a number of fence suppliers and take home pictures and brochures of at least a dozen different fences and include many colors and materials. Until you walk around your yard with the newly acquired photos in your hands you won’t really know what might be hiding from your upcoming landscaping design. Spending time thinking about different fence shapes, colors and materials will ensure the finished project is a winner.
Fences Have Many Uses
- Give your vines a palette to grow on
- Define your property line
- Protect children & pets from open pools
- Define areas for eating, gardening and relaxing
- Keep the pesky wind out of the yard
- Muffle traffic and neighborhood noise
- Manage wildlife traffic patterns
- Keep the horses in their own area
Use Fence Type & Color As Landscape Backdrop
- Wood Fence
- Wrought Iron Fence
- Chain Link Fence
- Concrete Fence
- Brick Fence
- Metal Fence
- Plastic Fence
- Vinyl Fence
You might want your fence painted white so that it will showcase all the beautiful plants and vines in your yard or maybe a black wrought iron fence that fades into the background as you look around the yard yet offers plenty of surface for those vines and plants to wrap themselves around.
Think about using sections of brick or concrete between wooden or iron sections of fence to give a classic feel to your landscaped yard. You might set aside a length of fence where the kids can paint pictures or designs and every spring you can white wash that section so they can paint anew. Fences can create warmth for your family giving you that special space to relax and entertain.
You can also use just a little fence material to define areas of your landscaping design. Use a few sections of fence around your cooking area or maybe block off just your compost area. Fences work great traveling along one side of a path leading to the back door of the house and you can hang potted plants on it to really beautify that area.