3 Ways To Incorporate Fencing Into Your New Edible Garden Designs

12 July 2016
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If you're interested in having a garden put into your backyard due to the desire to grow your own fruits or vegetables, you need to consider how the rest of your landscaping will be affected. Whether you already have fencing installed and are simply replacing a part of it or getting fencing installed for the first time, it's a good idea to look into how you can incorporate the fencing into the rest of the garden. By designing the yard with both the fencing and the garden in mind, you can find a good balance that provides security, along with making your garden look inviting.

Lean Trellises Against the Fencing

An easy way to make use of the fencing, regardless of the type, is trellises. A wood trellis can be used to grow anything from beans to certain herbs that can crawl high. By having trellises leaned against the fencing in your yard, you can disguise the look of your fencing while adding some much desired function to the backyard.

Use Fencing as an Extra Shade Provider

You may be interested in growing some fruits, vegetables, or herbs that require more shade in your backyard typically provides. If this is the problem, you should consider growing your garden nearby the fencing. Your fencing can provide shade that can be used to create a shade garden without the need for having any other structures installed. You can improve how much shade the fencing provides by adding slats in between the fence posts or even adding an overhang type attachment to the fence.

Avoid Solid Fencing for Chain-Link or Iron Fences

If you're not interested in adding a lot of shade to your yard, it's a good idea to look into what kinds of fencing are the best fits. While solid fencing can be great for adding privacy, it may look too intrusive if you want your garden to be the main focal point. This will also be the case if you want your garden to stand out from the street and you're unhappy with how much the solid fence will shield your yard. With this in mind, you should look into getting an iron fence or chain-link fence that can be a better option for visibility.

Getting a fence installed or replacing part of the fencing around your yard at the same time as a garden being put into your yard comes with some unique challenges. In order for the final result to look great the and your garden to shine, consider the above tips. To learn more, contact a fencing contractor like Crown Fence Co