When landscaping your garden, the use of different types of fencing can make a difference. Fencing comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and can be used for different purposes. Here we will look at five different uses for fencing in the garden.
1. Security Fencing
A good place to start is to look at ways to keep unwanted visitors out. This doesn’t just apply to people, but to animals as well. There are a few options you can take with security in mind, one of which is to use readymade panels which fasten to wooden or concrete posts. These are commonly 5 feet high, as building regulations specify that they can’t be higher than 6 feet tall.
If you intend to keep burrowing animals out, such as rabbits, then it might be an idea to sink some mesh fencing below ground level. On the other hand if you have pet rabbits and want to stop them escaping, then a mesh base to their enclosure is recommended.
2. Boundary Fencing
Boundary fencing doesn’t provide security as such, but it does provide an aesthetically pleasing way of marking different areas out in your garden. The most common style of boundary fencing is the palisade or picket fence. Usually these are white in color and stand around three feet high. They offer a good solution to stop children from gaining access to a pool or pond, or in shorter form can provide a neat edging to planted areas.
3. Vegetable Garden Pest Control
For those who like the idea of growing their own produce, but don’t want the problem of birds attacking their plants, wire meshing could be the answer. A simple framework, covered with thin wire mesh panels will stop unwanted larger intruders, whilst still allowing pollenating insects to do their work. Using wire mesh instead of netting provides a longer lasting solution and allows you to work amongst the plant rows without having to remove the netting first.
Trellis has a number of uses in the garden. By fitting it to the top of fence panels, it not only adds an aesthetic quality, but also gives you a bit of extra security. If you want to grow climbing roses for example, you can fasten trellis onto existing walls or fence panels, which will help your roses become established. Trellis can also be used to partition areas of your garden as well, such as around your refuse area, or as a wind break for when you have a barbecue.
5. Electric Fencing
When you need to section off an area of garden temporarily from pets, or when larger fence panels are too enclosing, electric fencing could be an alternative. If you have problems with deer for example, then a good electric fence will provide a deterrent that will make them think twice about crossing into your garden, as they can soon cause devastation by eating your plants. If you unlucky enough to have bears in your vicinity then it’s good to know that you can have some protection against those, too.
There are a multitude of fencing products available that suit the situations mentioned above, and many more besides, so finding a fence that fits your needs is quite easy and opens up many possibilities.