5 Crucial Things To Ponder Before Building A New Fence Around Your Garden

There are a lot of questions you must ask yourself before you replace your garden fence. I'm sure you want to get everything right on your first attempt, so take a look at a couple of examples I've talked about in detail below. Once you've dealt with everything you'll find it much easier to pick out a new fence that will fit your needs and it won't impact on anything in a negative way.

There are a lot of questions you must ask yourself before you replace your garden fence. I'm sure you want to get everything right on your first attempt, so take a look at a couple of examples I've talked about in detail below. Once you've dealt with everything you'll find it much easier to pick out a new fence that will fit your needs and it won't impact on anything in a negative way.

Speak to your neighbors

Before you start thinking about building a fence you should speak to your neighbors on either side of your home because it's probably going to affect them. You want them to be on your side and in most instances they will be, but you might have to change your plans a little depending on what they say. If you're a good neighbor you don't want to end up blocking their views. It's not worth turning a friend into an enemy because you never know how long you'll need to live next door to them.

More than just wood

When most people think of fences they automatically think of wooden ones, but there are plenty of other ways to block off your property. Have you ever thought about going down the green route? A large hedge can sometimes look a lot more beautiful than a wooden fence. If you don't care about people staring into your garden you could even plant lots of smaller bushes. The only downside is the fact you'll need to care for them a lot more before they grow wildly out of control.

Dress up your fence

Are you planning on building your fence as close to the sidewalk as possible? If you decide to move it a few feet closer to your home you can turn it into something beautiful. You just need to plant lots of flowers on the outside of your fence, which you'll also be doing on the inside too. If you only have flowers on the inside nobody will see them, but when they're on the outside of your fence everyone will be able to admire them as they walk past.

Don't forget about a gate

You can't just build fences around your home otherwise you will need to jump over them every time you want to leave. The gate you choose is very important because it can make or break the overall look of your fence. It also needs to be wide enough so you can move large objects in and out without too much trouble. You will already have a gate at the moment, but maybe consider placing it somewhere else if you think it will be more convenient.

Take the weather into account

If you live in a part of the country where it's always windy the height of your fence matters a lot. If you want to relax in your garden you don't want to be battered by strong winds all the time. A high fence would also protect your flowers if you're a keen gardener because you don't want them getting blown around on a constant basis. Luckily if you live somewhere with a reasonable climate you don't have anything to worry about and any fence size you choose should be okay.

It shouldn't take too long

The hardest thing you'll face is definitely deciding what you want, but after you have that covered it won't actually take long to replace your fence. If you aren't comfortable doing it yourself you might have to hire someone to do it for you, but this will mostly depend on what you're trying to do.

Nancy Baker, the author of this post, is a freelance blogger who is currently writing for Aliquantum Pty Ltd, leading suppliers of fences in Perth. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.