As the father of an autistic child, I have been faced with more than a few necessary home modifications projects. Unfortunately, with the high cost of raising a special needs child and my wife's decision to stay home and raise our son, there simply was no room in our budget to hire a contractor to complete these projects for us. Each weekend for nearly a year, I would pick a project to work on. This past month, I finally finished every project on my list. After learning more than I thought I would ever know about home construction and repair, I have a new found appreciation for the skills of general and specialty contractors. That is why I decided to start this blog to pay tribute to the job these contractors do, and help to empower more homeowners to take on the role of a contractor in their home.
Whether you are growing a vegetable garden or your passion is growing flowers in your backyard, choosing the right fence can add both style and function to your outdoor space. Here are a few options to choose from when planning your garden.
Chain Link Fencing or Vegetables
Your vegetable garden needs a fence that can keep wild animals and your pets away. A chain link fence is a good option for this purpose. Choose a fence that is tall enough to prevent cats and dogs from jumping over it, and work with your fencing contractor to create a system below the ground level to deter burrowing animals out of the garden. You can also use the chain link fencing design to grow tomatoes. Once you have tied the branches of your existing tomato plants to the links in the fence with soft cloth, they will continue to grow along the fence, creating a beautiful vine that snakes along the fence. With time, you'll have a fence that is more green than metal, creating a stunning look for your backyard area.
White Picket Fencing For Flower Gardens
To create a quaint country cottage look for your flower garden, choose a white picket fence. This wood fence should be low enough to allow a view of the flowers while adding a pretty decorative touch to your yard. If you have pets that will be able to get near the flower garden, take care to only grow flowers that are safe to have around household pets. Consider adding a little gate at the front of your garden to complete the look of this decorative fence.
Wood Panel Fencing For An Herb Garden
Herb gardens don't have to take up any space in your yard at all. Select a wood panel fence for your entire backyard, and add planter boxes to grow your own vertical herb garden. You can customize the height of the planter boxes to keep them out of reach of animals and children. Have fun with this type of garden by painting and decorating each of the planter boxes, and consider growing ivy along your wood panel fence to create a lush green look for your backyard. Talk to your fencing contractor about choosing the right height and design for your wood panel fence to provide the style and support you need for all your planter boxes.
Fencing can bring beauty and functionality to any type of garden. If you have a green thumb, contact a fencing contractor like General Fence Company to come up with unique fencing solutions for your garden area.Share
2 November 2015