4 Common Types Of Garden Fencing

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Home improvement projects have become a big prime time television phenomenon but as much as it is a fun trend to watch, it is quite the undertaking in real life.  That is not to say that it is without enjoyment, but real life Woodspec.ca DIY home improvement takes a lot of money and time.

Of course, there are some things you can do in just a few days or a couple weekends, and on a smaller budget, if that is what you are looking for. For example, if you have a garden, you could construct a fence with a few basic resources and a little elbow grease, of course.

WOOD FENCING

The most popular type of fencing, wood fencing is classic and rustic. Both modern and timeless, wood fencing can also be pretty easy to install.  All that in mind, the bottom line is that wood fencing is inexpensive, practical, and accessible.  As a matter of fact, when you use wood fencing, you don’t even need to use perfectly shaped planks.  Honestly, you can even make a wood fence from reclaimed wooden pallets.

If, however, you do elect to use found or reclaimed pieces, make sure you learn a little about the type of wood(s) you end up using.  For one, some elements will not mix well.  Also, some wood makes for a better painted fence while others make for a better natural (but stained) fence.  Finally, should you install a wood fence, make sure you line its base with chicken wire to help keep pests out.

PICKET FENCING

This is a type of wooden fencing that is more uniform.  You can buy the wood already in pickets already cut and measured.  This type of fence works best for a flower or herb garden and not for a fruit and vegetable garden.  Of course, a classic white picket fence really sets an exquisite backdrop for color flowers.

STONE FENCING

Not necessarily so much a fence as a barrier, a stone wall can be expensive (because you have to buy every stone).  If you are having trouble with burrowing rodents, you can dig a deep base for the stone fence but don’t build it too high or it may give off a cold sense.

BAMBOO FENCE

Basically, if you like wood but want something more exotic, bamboo could be great. However, bamboo can be quite an invasive species so you have to keep your eyes on it.