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Loving Your Little Landscape

I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.



Loving Your Little Landscape

Places In Your Landscape Where It Makes Sense To Install A Decorative Fence

by Charlotte White

When you hear the word "fence," you probably picture a rather tall, protective fence made from vinyl, chain link, or even wood. Indeed, these large fences are essential for anyone who wants to keep their yard or land secure or private. But not all fences are so large, and not all fences are intended for security. Decorative fences have a place in many landscapes. Here are some key areas in your landscaping where it makes sense to install a decorative fence.

Around a Featured Tree or Bush

Do you have a certain tree or bush that you selected and raised from a seedling? Maybe one of your trees or bushes is just really unique and valuable to you. Surrounding the tree with a low, decorative fence is a good way to set the tree apart and call a little attention to it. Also, even a very low decorative fence will add some protection to the tree. It will keep you from accidentally bumping into the tree with a lawnmower or from clipping it with your weed trimmer. A picket fence is usually most suitable for this purpose since picket fences have a simple, natural look.

To Separate Your Grill Area

Do you have a particular spot in your yard where you always tend to grill? Maybe there's a concrete pad there, or perhaps you just drag the grill onto the grass. It would be a good idea to surround your grill area with a low decorative fence. Or, depending on how your yard is laid out, you may just need to put up one straight stretch of fencing to set the spot apart. Having a fence around your grill area will help keep party guests from crowding whoever is at the grill. It will also help you keep your yard more organized as you'll know where to put all of your grill items.

Around An Island Garden Bed

Surrounding the garden beds around your home's foundation with a fence might make your yard look too busy. But if you have a separate "island" garden bed, surrounding that one with a fence will help set it apart, then the fence will make a more clear debarkation between the garden bed and your yard. A tiny post-and-rail fence or a little aluminum fence would look great here.

Talk to a professional to learn more about the best places for fence installation in your yard.