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Want to show off your garden while enhancing your property value and curb appeal? The right fence could do just that. The trick is to select the ideal material to protect your garden and still match your security needs. Let’s take a look at the best fence materials for garden fences so you can make your selection.
Decorative Fencing to Enhance Your Garden
If you want to show off your garden and you aren’t worried about privacy, you may enjoy wrought-iron or aluminum fencing. Both options provide a beautiful decorative border for your property without sacrificing any view to the garden. Wrought-iron is a popular choice among historic homes, and it is available in several styles. Aluminum provides a slightly more modern look, with more customization options and enhanced rust-resistance.
If you have plants that are susceptible to wind exposure, you may need to strategically place solid fencing to protect those plants. We can help you design a fence that fulfills your functional and aesthetic needs. You could also choose decorative fencing for your front garden and privacy fencing for your backyard. The possibilities are endless!
Privacy Fencing to Protect Your Garden
If you want a private backyard oasis, consider wood fencing or vinyl fencing. Vinyl comes in a range of colors, and wood can be stained or painted to complement your home. Vinyl fencing is more durable than wood, but wood tends to be more affordable. Both options can include decorative borders, decorative picket placement, and safety features to further protect your property.
Of course, privacy fencing will not allow anyone to see your garden from outside. If you want some visibility from the front, you could opt for a metal gate that faces the front of the house. Then keep privacy fencing along the sides and back to shield your yard from the neighbors. The front provides a glimpse to your backyard, but the sides offer the privacy you desire. It’s the best of both worlds.
Fencing That Is Not Ideal for Garden Fences
Chain link fencing is usually not ideal for gardens. It doesn’t provide much visual enhancement, and it offers no wind resistance to protect the plants. If you have vining plants, trees or shrubs, the plants may get entangled around the chain link and cause the fence to warp over time. This also makes it difficult or impossible to replace the fencing without damaging the plants along the way. You’d be better off with a wood, vinyl or aluminum fence, depending on your budget and overall needs.
The amazing fence contractors at All Around Fence would be happy to help you select the right material for garden fencing. We have installed many residential and commercial garden fences in Maryland, as well as perimeter fences, privacy fences, pool barriers and more. To schedule a fence consultation, give us a call at (443) 838-9374.