If you own and maintain a garden, consider enhancing your garden with garden fencing. After all, you put a lot of work and pride into your garden so go ahead and show it off a little. Three great options for fencing your garden are: picket, vinyl and trellis.
Picket fencing can vary in height. If you have several flowers that are tall, such as tulips or black-eyed susans, you might want to use a low picket fence so that the flowers can easily be seen. On the other hand, if you have plants and flowers of varying heights, consider installing a three foot high fence with a gate. Leave the gate partially open so passer-bys can catch a glimpse of your garden. Picket fencing is usually made out of wood that is painted white or vinyl.
If you’re looking to have some privacy in your garden area, then consider going with vinyl fencing. These fences ranged from four feet to six feet tall. Each panel consists of six or more posts. Usually you’ll have a choice of rounded, squared or pointed post tops. Vinyl fencing holds up well in most kinds of weather. If your garden contains a small pond or a water fountain, then this might be a good option. It will discourage animals and small children from entering the garden.
Trellis fencing is a wonderful garden fencing option if you have plants that spread rapidly. Depending on your budget and your preference, trellis fencing can be made of wrought iron, wood or even durable plastic. Trellis fencing is made from criss-cross material which makes it easy for plants to weave themselves in and out of the openings. At the start of the garden you can place a trellis as a welcoming entrance to the garden. Morning Glories and other flowers will wrap around the trellis.
Depending on the location of your garden, you might only need to fence a portion of it. For example if your garden is between your house and garage, then don’t put up fencing by the house or garage, just fence the other two sides. If your garden is out back in an open area, consider giving a unique design to your garden fencing. There’s no rule that says you have to fence in a straight line.
Whatever type of garden fencing you choose, you’ll be setting your garden apart from the others in the neighborhood. You may also discover that you’ll want to spend more time in your garden.