There are many ways to make your outdoor spaces look beautiful. Whether you have a lawn or a yard, you want your garden to be pleasant to be in.
10 Fence Ideas that will Transform your Garden
One way of making sure you have not only a beautiful outdoor area but also one that will keep the local wildlife out is to choose your fence carefully. We recommend you contact a local and reputable fence company for advice, and while you do so, here are 10 great ideas for fences.
1. Ornamental Fencing
Some fences are practical, others purely ornamental. Check out some of the more ornamental ideas, often based on Eastern styles with some very neat features, in wood, and you will find great inspiration for your own garden fences.
2. Secure Metal Fencing
If your intention is to keep animals off your vegetables or flowers, there are plenty of options in attractive wire mesh fencing. This is unobtrusive and at a distance will hardly be seen, and makes it very difficult for the local wildlife to get through.
3. Decorative Styles
Moving in the other direction, there are many fence designs that are purely for decoration. Most are wooden and have been designed with geometric shapes, for example, that are particularly eye-catching. They won’t provide security, but they will look fantastic.
4. Wood Slat Fence
This is in many ways the ‘standard’ type of fence; supplied in panels, and simple to fit to posts hammered into the ground, you get an attractive rustic look, and they also impress when painted in whatever colour you choose.
5. Simple Chicken Wire
Here’s an idea that is cheap and will keep the creatures away: buy a few attractive wooden posts, and simply tack chicken wire to them. It’s not the prettiest solution, but with a bit of creative thought you will come up with something practical that won’t break the bank!
Recycling and repurposing are the buzzwords of the moment, so how do we apply that to fencing? You can get hold of a load of old pallets, clean them up, and use them as your fence panels! Paint them, or stain them, and they look pretty cool.
7. Picket Fence
Yes, it’s a cliché, but there’s a reason the white picket fence remains in vogue. It’s actually very pretty, and in a suburban setting is the ideal way to line your front garden. It’s also not expensive and easy to fit.
8. Railway Sleepers
Another repurposing idea: if you can get hold of some old railway sleepers, don’t lay them flat. Cut them to different lengths and stand them on end – the result is very impressive, and also highly original.
9. Living Fence
One idea that you should try is to get a simple wire – chicken wire or mesh will do – fence and train plants on it. Sweet peas look great, or a trailing camellia, and you have a live fence!
Finally, for a low and attractive fence idea, check out bamboo. It’s available in a range of very attractive ready to place fences and is not an expensive choice.