When it comes to choosing which type of fencing will suit your individual garden there are many things to consider.
There are obvious price and size restraints that will vary from garden to garden but the one decision that must be made carefully is the material used.
The first material that springs to mind is wood. Wood fencing can be designed in many ways including wood panels, trellis or lattice patterns or as a traditional picket fence.
Wooden panels are excellent for privacy as they can be quite high and create no gaps, this in turn will make them heavy creating a Garden Fencing. They can also be useful if trying to contain pets or young children within the garden for safety. The wood used for fences can be stained or painted in the colour of your choice. Always read the directions of use and weather resistance of the products you choose to use on any outdoor fencing.
The classic image of a picket fence is a white painted fence with pointed topped vertical boards, each with a space in between. They often include a gate in the same style somewhere along the fence for access to the garden or driveway.
Trellis fencing can be used to separate gardens or sections of the garden and are ideal for growing plants as well as adding a pleasing design to the garden.
For something completely different wrought iron and chain link fences can be used, they are often associated with driveways or for gardens at the front of the house. They can be quite ornamental and made into a variety shapes, designs and colours. The obvious advantage to this material is the strength and durability it will provide but keep in mind treating the fence to avoid rusting and damage from the elements.
Once the material has been chosen, the space measured and the price agreed do not forget to double check details of the installation. This may involve an additional charge for delivery and labour. Also keep in mind existing plants, trees and flowers that may be in the place where the fence is to be installed, check to see if they can be moved and re planted and if this service is included in the price given.