Making the most of your garden fencing is important for any homeowner; the fencing you choose makes a good (or bad!) impression whenever anybody sees your home. Wouldn’t you like to be that one neighbour whose fencing is always perfect, and whose home is known in the neighbourhood for being pristine? You can be, and one of the major steps in the right direction is sorting out the fencing in your garden. It needs to look new, be strong and sturdy, as the absolute basics, and only then can you begin to think about how it is going to look.
Your garden fencing is open to different options depending on your preferences. It doesn’t have to be high cost either. If you know where to source good quality fencing, you can reduce your costs dramatically, You won’t have to pay over the odds for expensive materials or for expensive transportation. There are many companies that will be able to offer you excellent value for money.
Deciding on the type of fence that will suit your garden and property
It’s not simply about choosing a new fence based on the type of fence you like the look of, and the kind that fits into your budget. It is worth giving the process some careful consideration. Think about how your fencing is going to look with your property as a whole. If your property has a more traditional or classic design, you might want to think about something like featheredge fencing. If you have a more modern design, then plain fence panels can look very stylish. The main thing is that you adapt your fencing to the look you want to create, and you plan around this to achieve the ideal look for you.
You also need to think about the colour of the fencing. If you like the appearance of natural wood, you can choose an unvarnished and untreated type of wood. Make sure it has been adequately dried, so that the fence isn’t going to warp or shrink. You can buy your own fencing panels or posts and construct your own style of fence, but if you do this, then you do need to be careful about buying wood that isn’t green.
The type of wood you choose for your new garden fence
The type of wood you choose will form a major part of your decision. Do you want your fence to last as long as possible? Of course you do. And do you have the budget to make sure that happens? If budget is not even really a factor, you will most likely choose a type of hardwood, perhaps oak for the most premium finish on the market. It your budget is a little lower, you might decide to opt for softwood fencing. This will still serve you very well, but it perhaps won’t last quite as long as hardwood fencing. It won’t be as naturally strong and sturdy, meaning it might need some more maintenance than hardwood and it might actually blow over in particularly bad weather. Always choose wood that has been responsibly sourced and is environmentally friendly.