How to Build a Garden Fence

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Wondering how to build a garden fence? Don't worry, we shall show you how to - the simplest way. First up, let's discuss what you'll need. You'll require fence materials, measuring tape, shovel, other tools, and concrete. What kind of fencing material will you use? Try to get something that has holes small enough to keep animals out from the garden. A metal fence (like chain link) is usually a good option, because it doesn't require much maintenance. Wooden boards are the traditional option, but sometimes, those need to be replaced.

Decide on the height of the fence. Usually, 6 to 7 feet does the trick. Another thing you must remember is that if you're using a wooden fence, the chemicals from the treated wood posts may leach out and enter the soil. So if you have vegetables in your garden, they might get destroyed. So perhaps using non-treated posts (if you have a vegetable patch) is a good option. Another alternative is to fill the postholes with cement, then put in the posts.

You also need to consider the sun and wind exposure in the area. If you have high winds, they may affect the plants in your garden, so get a fence that is effective in blocking wind. Also, too much sunshine can harm the plants. Measure the perimeter of the garden, then begin by marking the places where you will put the posts or poles, for the fence. That's how to build a garden fence, correctly place the posts, then finish the rest of it and fasten it all securely enough. A good suggestion is to get help from friends and family, as this can often be a rather daunting task.

So now you know how to build a garden fence. These are very beneficial in acting as a boundary, so that the budding plants and flowers in your beautiful garden are not invaded. There are many design options available, at a range of costs, so depending upon your budget, you can select the design which you like. Wood provides a simple elegant look, a split rail fence can be easily bought ready-made, and you can finish the installation in just a day. Vinyl is another popular option, they are easily available, and vinyl fences don't require much maintenance. Plus, they are extremely strong, so can withstand damage from climate and animals.

Other materials include dry stone walls (gives an authentic look the garden, and gives great security), bamboo fence (doesn't cost much, is easy to maintain, and is extremely dependable), and white picket fence (gives a clear boundary, and is very cost-effective). However, before building a garden fence, do be sure about your property lines, if you're not sure about the boundaries, get a legal expert or a surveyor to help you. Get the required legal documents, before starting your project. You should also consider how high you want the garden fence, and when it comes to materials, vinyl is extremely versatile.

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This article was published on 2010/04/01