Garden Fencing Ideas
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Garden fencing helps define the boundary of a house, acts as a deterrent for wild animals and also acts as a landscaping element. While selecting a fence for your house you must keep in mind the purpose of installing it.

Deterrent for Wildlife

If the intention is to keep away wildlife from your house then metal and plastic are the best materials for garden fencing. You should dig such fences well into the ground to prevent burrowing animals from gaining access by digging under it. Complete the fencing by tying woven plastic or metal netting linked from one corner pole to the other. If you wish to deter birds then tie some shiny objects like pieces of aluminum foil on the fence.

Garden Fencing as a Landscape Element

If you wish to highlight an area and add to the decorative element of your garden then think along creative lines.

Dry Stone Walls though an expensive option, will give an authentic look to your garden. Along with a metal gate and a cobblestone front of the house, it will provide a warm welcome to your visitors.

Wooden Fence adds to the charm of a simple flower garden, especially, if your house is built in the colonial style.

Fiberglass and Plastic fences are the other sought after varieties. They are long lasting, low maintenance fences that will also add a touch of class to your garden.

One of my all time favorites is a natural garden fence. A border of tall growing flowers, oriental grasses or a hedge of evergreens can be used for fencing a garden. A wooden gate surrounded by a combination of evergreens and trimmed grasses looks extremely fascinating.

Ornamental objects like statues or benches can be strategically placed along with tall plants to create a garden fence. You can plant herbs in antique pots and arrange them to form a fence.

Garden fencing doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. With a little creativity and effort you can craft a functional and an attractive fence for your garden.