Garden Fencing 101

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Garden fences serve a variety of purposes from keeping out pesky critters to adding an attractive touch to the outdoor space. If you've been thinking about installing a garden fence on your property, then it's important that you take a minute to learn more about the various ways to optimize it for your specific needs. Here is a short lesson in garden fencing:

Determine Your Goals Before Choosing a Fence Style

As we have previously noted, there are a number of reasons to install a garden fence. Whether you're hoping to keep small children safer in your yard or you just want to beautify your lawn, you should weigh out your end goals before shopping for materials from your fence company. For example, a shorter, more decorative fence will not serve the same purpose as a taller, private or semi-private garden fence.

Pick a Material That You Can Easily Maintain

When it comes to materials for garden fencing, your fence company will show you a number of attractive options ranging from wood to wrought iron and even composite. While each offers its own unique charm, the often vary in terms of maintenance techniques. To make a more vulnerable material stronger and more durable, like wood, invest in finishing or staining services.

Enhance Home Security with Customized Accessories

In addition to keeping bothersome rabbits from munching on your garden plants, a garden fence can also keep would-be burglars from targeting your home. As your fence company will share with you, you can add pointed metal spikes to any fence to deter unwelcome guests or even modify the fence slats to be spaced closer together. Additionally, you can customize how low to the ground is to keep stray dogs or cats from making their way into your yard.

You can learn even more about garden fencing by speaking with one of the experts here at Fence Connection, Inc. No matter what type of fencing you require for your residential property, we can accommodate your request and assist you with the installation process. Call us at (847) 388-0321 to begin your search for the perfect fence.