Landscaping is only part of series of things that contribute to the over-all look and feel of your property. Everything from hardscapes to water features can improve the eye appeal of your property. Fencing can be functional or decorative depending on the application. Most people don’t think about how fencing will impact their over-all landscape project. Functional fencing may be used to secure your property or keep Fido in your lawn. Decorative fencing can be used to border walk ways or keep unwanted guests from strolling through your landscape.
Functional includes the use of chain link, wooden aluminum or vinyl. Think of your boarder fence as a back drop for a landscape. Depending on the type of fence you choose, you may be able to integrate it into your landscape design. Evergreen plants work well with wooden fences because of the natural look of the fence. Flowering plants work well with vinyl fencing because most vinyl fence is white and flowering plants add color.
Decorative fencing includes metal garden fencing and all knee-high fencing. The white picket fence look is a good example of a decorative fence. Decorative fencing can serve functional purposes while at the same time adding character to your project. Decorative fences complement patios and walk ways very well because they can direct foot traffic to these areas. Decorative fencing comes in many different designs, which can also improve the eye appeal of your property.
No matter what type of fencing that you have, it is possible to transform any fence into a landscape asset. Planting taller shrubs can cover up your average functional fence. In the case of cedar or other wooden fences, you might want to showcase the natural beauty of the wood. Installing hanging baskets every so often will help break up the long runs of fence and add character to the over all project.