People install fences for many different reasons—to keep the backyard cozy and private, to make sure that Fido doesn’t go darting into the road, and to let the kids play without stressing about exactly where they are. Outside of those standard reasons to build a fence, many people use fencing to protect their pools or mark off their garden space. Here are some ways to make your garden fence work for you and your family.
Use all of the vertical space of your garden fence to contribute to your garden. Vines like nasturtiums, passionflowers, and beans could climb their way up your fencing for a cool accent. If you grow vegetables vertically, your plants will take up less space in your garden plot and make it much easier to get pruning and picking done. Beyond benefits for you, your plants will benefit from the increased amounts of sun and oxygen they will receive.
Experiment with Lighting
As your garden fence will probably be near your patio, experiment with different ways to light up the night. Purchase environmentally friendly and inexpensive solar lamps. Most stores and internet stores sell them in a multitude of colors, styles, and patterns to match your garden décor. These will charge up during the day and keep your yard beautiful at night without any messy cords or a change in your electricity bill. If you are looking for a magical effect when the sun sets, add strands of fairy lights.
Feed the Birds
Purchase one (or a bunch) of beautifully decorated birdhouses to your garden fence. This will attract birds and their charming songs to your backyard, along with discouraging raccoons, squirrels, and deer from meddling in your garden vegetables and fruit. Be sure to put the birdhouses in fence areas that are more sheltered so that birds will feel comfortable taking up residence.
Let Us Fix Up Your Fence
Ready to get a garden fence that fits your yard and protects your homegrown crops? Hercules Fence has extensive experience in repairing and constructing fences made out of any and every material. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. Give us a call at 757-316-3600 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.