People who have a garden would always want to protect their garden from the invading animals and hence a fence is very necessary for a garden. In addition to providing protection, a beautiful fence will also add to the aesthetics of the garden.
Hence, many people prefer to have ornamental fence around their garden and there are different materials with which ornamental fence can be made. Some of the materials used for making fence include wood, bamboo, vinyl, stone wall, aluminum, wrought iron, brick etc.
Garden Fence Ideas for Your Garden
Even though there are a lot of other materials, many people prefer wooden fence for their garden because of its easiness to cut in to a variety of shapes. Using wood, you can create a simple picket fence or you can cut wood in to waves, waffle or scallop shapes to make the fence.
Wooden fence posts are available in both rustic styles as well as machine finished style and you can use the ones that match your garden design. Wooden fences require constant maintenance. Similarly, while making fence use galvanized screws and nails to increase the life span of the fence.
Bamboo fence provides an artistic appeal to the garden, hence many gardeners prefer bamboo fence for their garden. Moreover bamboo fences are light weight, cheap and require low maintenance.
Making a bamboo fence is a time consuming process, but with little effort you can do it yourself. Instead of bamboo, you can also use brushwood for making the fence.
Wrought Iron Fence
Wrought iron fences provide a classic look to the garden with its fantastic ornate designs. Fences made out of wrought iron are strong and demand very less maintenance.
The only negative aspect of wrought iron fences are their cost. Instead of wrought iron, you can also use old rusty iron fencing around your garden and can hide them with creepers. Once the creepers are grown, the fence improves the aesthetic value of the garden.
Vinyl fences are available in prefabricated kits and are easy to install. Moreover it is easy to wash the vinyl fences using soap and water. Furthermore vinyl fences are resistant to the damages caused by weather and animals.
Dry Stone Wall Fence
If you have easy access to rocks, a dry stone wall is the best fence you can have around your garden. Dry stone wall requires no footing, mortar and steel rods; it’s only a matter of positioning the rocks properly so that rocks interlock to form a wall. Once completed a dry stone wall requires no maintenance and will last for long.
Brick Garden Fence
Brick fence is another option, but unlike the dry stone wall fence, brick garden fence requires mortar for holding them in position. Leaving gaps in between the bricks is a good option to save some money. You can also make different patterns using bricks to keep the garden fence attractive.
Similarly fiberglass garden fences or mesh garden fences can also be used to protect the garden and make it more attractive.