Gardening is fun. It is one of the most enjoyable outdoor activities. Planting is mutually beneficial to us and the environment. It provides surprising effects on our health, it is a good source of fresh air which is good for the heart, and it is the best form of outdoor exercise, and gardening is a natural stress reliever.
After going through tough and stormy situations in life, your garden is the most desirable place to consider going. There you would be able to soothe your emotions and heal your odd feelings.
Having a garden in your yard isn’t just about showcasing various species of plants. Like a human, they also need extra attention and care for them to become firm and healthy.
There are fundamental methods of doing so, like:
- Regular watering of plants
- Proper fertilization
- Removing dead parts
- Securing a fence, etc.
I will walk you through some exceptional and simplistic yet affordable garden fencing ideas.
It is a fence made up of purely wooden materials in different shapes or forms.
Create a flat, straight-sided piece of wood and affix it to your posts, either horizontally or vertically and fasten the woods using nails or tie it up with wires. You can manage the sizes of panels you want to use. There are different designs you might want to use with your fence. Utilize your artistic ability or search for ideas on the internet and explore a large selection of designs.
Lastly, you may paint the woods to the color of your choice to bring more life to the fence and the garden.
Hedge as fence
A Garden hedge is a natural garden fence. Planted and trained to form a barrier or to make a boundary of an area. It comes from a variety of species to count. But the most ideal is the fast-growing hedges like the Leylandii in particular. Just because it is fast-growing, it is generally the most affordable way of forming an evergreen garden hedge and, therefore, the most popular amongst other hedgerows.
How to make a fence using a hedge or shrubs?
A simple procedure in planting a hedge as a fence:
- Choose the appropriate fencing plants.
- Determine the width and height of the fence you want.
- Arrange the right spacing of the plants.
- Start planting around the garden perimeter.
- Wait until fully grown.
After the shrubs are growing healthily, start training your hedge. Usually, this takes 1-2 seasons after planting. To train as a fence, trim top and sides a few times per year using a long reach hedge trimmer, as necessary, cutting about one-half the length of new growth. Protect them from animals, pests, and diseases.
It is a light wire netting with a hexagonal mesh. Chicken wire is a versatile, inexpensive way to put up a quick fence.
Simple and speedy method. Secure posts (metal or wooden) to the entire perimeter of the garden. Install top and bottom rails to ensure a stable platform for the wires to nail to and give firmness to the fence. Slowly but surely, roll out chicken wire and staple them to the platforms and posts. Use hand gloves for safety. Once the fence is finished, you can hang several varieties of ornamental hanging plants on it to add more beauty to your barrier.
Barbed wire fences
It is a strong wire with sharp points on it.
It follows the same procedure with the chicken wire fence. After installing support posts and rails, carefully wrap it with barbed wire all the way to the entire outline, leaving adequate space in between, enough to prevent the intruders from fit-in the wired fence.
Use protective hand gloves for safety. Work with careful precautions.
The primitive and traditional looking garden fence is composed of bamboo materials. Bamboo fence panels are easy to install and can visually arrange your garden into different areas.
The excellent manner of making it is by cutting the bamboo into your desired length that suits your fence’s height. Then create a frame using bamboo panels. Choose your design of framing. Attach the bamboo panels using wires or ropes or even bamboo strips. Lastly, position them around your garden.
Other alternatives are Stone bricks fittings and Metal sheets. Hence these are the type of garden fence that comes in a complicated and comprehensive procedure and somewhat costly than the above mentioned.
Every garden needs privacy and has been the go-to place in the house. This is the best time to start building your garden fences as it improves your plants’ security, preventing stray animals and intruders from entering your property.