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Bordering Your Garden? How to Put Up a Fence in Your Yard

There are many reasons why you may want to put a fence around your garden; fencing can add decorative charm, privacy, and protect your garden from animals.

 

We’ll explore several types of fencing that are both decorative and able to protect your garden from deer and rodents.

Decorative Metal Fencing

Today’s metal fencing is available in lightweight, recycled aluminum. Aluminum fencing can mimic the look of wrought iron, for a fraction of the cost. Moreover, aluminum fencing is much more corrosion resistant, compared to wrought iron.

In addition to black, aluminum fencing can be found in shades of bronze, gray, green, and white. This makes a colorful and vibrant option for protecting your garden.

Wooden Fencing

Modern cedar wood fencing has all of the charms you’d expect, plus an extended lifespan. For example, copperwood is a unique, non-toxic wood treatment containing copper, special oils, and naphthenic acid. This not only ensures that the wood is resistant to rot and insects but also imbues it with a unique copper tint.

Natural wood fencing adds rustic charm to any garden and is available in just about any height that you need. Moreover, you can expect cedar and copperwood fencing to last for many years since both are rot and insect resistant.

Vinyl Fencing

If you love the look of an old-fashioned white picket fence, the latest option is vinyl fencing. Unlike a white wood picket fence, vinyl never needs to be painted or whitewashed. Rather, vinyl fencing always looks clean and white. Also, it’s insect resistant and won’t rot.

White vinyl picket fencing is available in several different heights, and slat widths. You can even find vinyl fencing made from recycled materials. It’s a very modern way to add old-fashioned charm to your garden.

Fencing to Keep out Rodents

While all of the fences we’ve mentioned will keep out large animals, such as dogs and deer, burrowing rodents is another matter.

If your garden is plagued by gophers, moles, or other burrowing rodents, you’ll need to take an additional step. You’ll need to bury rows of galvanized wire mesh at least 12” deep around the perimeter of your fence line. However, before you do this, ensure there are no burrowing pests within your garden, or else you’ll simply trap them inside.

Garden fencing not only adds privacy and protection, but it can also add style and charm. No matter what your aesthetic tastes, you’re sure to find a garden fence.

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Author Bio: Anita Ginsburg is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.

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