A garden fence Whether it is wood, wrought iron, pvc, modular panels, or masonry, is not just a decorative element that adds cachet to garden charm .
A garden fence also has a protective role, to prevent unwanted intrusion on the one hand, and to shelter your garden from external looks , to give you the privacy that you have the right to claim when you relax.
garden fence for sheltering looks
The aesthetic requirements of a garden fence are that it harmonizes with the surroundings, while respecting the style prevailing in the rest of the garden, while ensuring an effective physical barrier. Depending on the degree of security you are looking for, or the type of intrusion you are dreading, the choice of materials will vary.
a fence that harmonizes with the surroundings
If you live in a fairly quiet residential area, you may simply want a low barrier, which allows you to be in communion with the surrounding nature without feeling trapped, and which will mainly serve to prevent dogs from the neighborhood of come disfigure your garden.
a barrier to prevent dogs from passing
In this sense, a good material for a garden fence will be wood, which will perform the desired functions while keeping a light, non-invasive and warm appearance. Wooden fences are available in a myriad of aspects and designs, they can be treated to resist weathering, varnished or painted, for a rendering ranging from rustic to modern elegant, according to your tastes and requirements.
modern style wooden fence
It is possible to create a rustic texan ranch or mountain style fence using non-regular timbers. Or to intermingle branches to achieve a plessis, which will be more or less occulting in function that the braiding is more or less tight. In the same vein, you can make a living wicker hedge, which has the merit of not rotting and becoming ever thicker and stronger.
To stay in the natural theme of living vegetation, bamboo hedges are always more likely, depending on the species, bamboo can grow in very tight clumps and provide a complete concealment of your land. Be careful though massive proliferation , which could become uncontrollable if you do not place an anti-rhizome barrier buried vertically along your fence.
watch out for the proliferation of bamboo
Always in wood, a fence with strong blackout power and very solid is a stack of logs, which you can use as firewood reserve if extreme weather conditions were to prevent you from leaving your home. And for a very natural style, tree trunks, of all sizes, and planted vertically in the ground will be the most beautiful effect if you find yourself in a country or forest environment.
large branches planted in the soil
The wood always, with the reuse of pallets, which can easily turn into a pretty half-high fence, and which you can paint each board in a different color, for an original fancy input. In the trade, you will find many wooden panels, which are supplied already treated and varnished, or to paint in the colors which you like, for a effect of color block in your outdoor layout.
treated wood panels
If you are not very wood, a stone wall is also a very aesthetic choice, you can build it at half height and extend it vertically with a wooden or metal fence. Wrought iron is an effective protection from a safety point of view, but it presents the risk of giving a cold aspect to your garden, and a sensation for you of confinement.
choose wrought iron decorated to avoid a look too austere
Metal nets are also an option, to make them blackout you can add a mat of vegetation, either natural or synthetic, there is a wide choice available commercially. The gabion walls are metal mesh modules often filled with stone, for a natural and contemporary effect. They allow to delimit your ground, and are easily movable, in case you are not yet decided of the course that will take your barrier. They are available with several colors of filling stones, and their arrangement allows to create patterns. For more inspiration, see our photos.
traditional white garden fence
contemporary design garden fence
wooden braided garden fence
a mat of synthetic vegetation that mimics ivy
wide choice in the trade
create wave patterns
the traditional fence
to add colorful touches
a living wicker hedge
the aesthetics of wood
wrought iron for added security