Written by guest writer
It’s not every day that you look at your garden fence and wonder what you could do to make it look better. It’s just a garden fence – why would you care? Because it’s your garden fence, of course. I’ve been thinking about my garden fence for a few days now (strange, I know… there are so many other things I could be thinking about), and I’ve come to the conclusion that a garden fence is quite an important part of a house. So, today is the day I share some tips on how to give your garden fence a refresh.
As Welsh Mum says in a recent article, garden fences keep our homes safe, keep our pets out of trouble, increase our garden privacy and can also be an aesthetic detail of our back gardens. “If you didn’t know that garden fences could be aesthetically pleasing, think again. Garden fences can be a beautiful addition to any garden and can bring together the look of your garden.” says Welsh Mum, and I couldn’t agree more. Garden fences should look good. After all, they are part of your home!
Make it stronger and last longer.
Nobody wants a flimsy garden fence that won’t be able to withstand what the weather throws at it, right? If your garden fence has been through a lot (and it shows!), maybe it’s time for a replacement. If you are installing a new garden fence, Speedy Fixings, UK tooling supplier, recommend using post shoes for extra support and stability. Post shoes by Speedy Fixings are fixed to wooden posts and provide protection from water damage and fungal damage.
Make it multi-functional.
Garden fences can be much more than a barrier from the “outside world”, garden fences can be multi-functional. Let Them Be Small shared that “I think I’d make my garden fence multi-functional by making it a vertical herb garden – add some shelves, my favourite herbs and done, a beautiful garden fence with home-grown herbs.” An idea that I think it’s great! If you are into gardening, make your garden fence extra functional by using it as storage for your gardening tools or as a little vertical garden!
Make it colourful.
“The easiest way to visually improve your garden fence and make it stand out is by giving it a new lick of paint. Go for a contemporary feel with a white picket fence or a more modern vibe with a dark coloured fence.” suggests Savvy in Somerset. I love the idea of a black garden fence to contrast the greenery of my garden – what do you think?
How will you uplift your garden fence?