Garden fences come in a variety of styles and can serve several functions. Two of the most common reasons for fencing a garden are the aesthetics and protection, but fences can certainly be added for other reasons as well. It’s generally best to do a bit of research beforehand so you can be sure to get the best type of fencing for your needs. Why do you want a garden fence? What do you need the fencing to do for you?
Define the Space
Whatever style of fencing you choose, having an area mapped out in such a clearly visible way from an early stage will help you plan out your garden more effectively and help you avoid under- or over-estimating the space you have to work with.
Whether you spend hours in the garden or only really visit it when something needs to be planted or picked, hemming it in with a decorative fence that compliments your house will not only tie the spaces together visually, but may even provide a small boost to your mood, especially if you choose a style you really enjoy.
Keep Animals Out
Of course, not all garden fencing has to be purely decorative. There are practical reasons for it as well. While simple decorative fencing isn’t likely to deter larger animals, it will be a deterrent toward smaller pests like rabbits. If you’re looking to keep out animals that are closer to deer-sized, then you may need to invest a bit more money in your fencing and make sure it’s the proper height to discourage hungry wildlife from jumping it.
If you have a garden that could use a decorative fence, or one that just needs a bit of extra protection from the local wildlife, contact us at Philip’s Fences.