If you’re looking to make your home stand out from the crowd, the combination of the right fencing and the right landscaping can be your ticket. Not only can they make your home look great, they can increase your market value if it comes time to sell. However, there are some things to keep in mind when committing to the integration of fencing and landscaping.
If you already have a fence installed on your property, then you can move on to your landscaping. However, if you are looking to install a fence, there are some factors to take into consideration. Along with what material you do with, you’ll also need to decide on a height. If you go with a tall and solid fence made out of wood or vinyl, this can be the perfect backdrop to highlight your landscaping. If you go with a white vinyl fence for example, any brightly colored flowers or greenery will have an extra pop! However, the stark look of the less natural appearance of vinyl might look off-putting with the organic greenery.
However, if you’re thinking you want climbing vines or flowers, a shorter aluminum or wrought iron fencing will be ideal. The vines will be able to latch on and wind their way around the fence. Aluminum fences are especially good for this since they are rust-resistant and less likely to be damaged by plants and moisture.
Whichever fencing material and height you opt for is completely up to personal preference and the overall design look you are going to. If you are looking for a more timeless integration or if you want something striking and modern: your fence material will you help that set the tone.
The number one thing to keep in mind when integrating fencing and landscaping is moisture. Depending on the type of fence material you have, moisture can be its worst enemy. If you decide to have flowerbeds run along the length of your fence, you’ll have to take care with your mulch placement. One of the main benefits of mulch is water retention. Mulch can retain up to 80% of added moisture in your soil. This is great for your plants, but not so great for a fence. That additional moisture can accelerate rotting in wooden fences and even lead to unstable fence posts. Additionally, if there are any shrubs or trees planted too close to the fence, their roots- which are seeking that same moisture- can compromise the structural integrity of your fence and fence posts.
If you think you want to take the plunge, but don’t know what type of fence would be best for you, you can contact Clarksville Fencing today! Their years of experience and know-how can help you take the first step in integrating fencing and landscaping!