Choosing The Right Fence For Your Backyard Garden: Ideas For You

Posted on: 28 March 2017


If you have a large backyard, you may find yourself wanting to plant a garden in a portion of your backyard space. However, to divide your garden area from the rest of your backyard and to create a garden area that is aesthetically appealing, you will likely need to install a fence around your garden. Fencing off your garden has many benefits, both aesthetically and practically for your landscaping design. The only issue may be deciding which fencing material is right for you. Learn a bit about some of your different garden fencing options so you can be certain you make the right decision for your landscaping design.

Wrought Iron Fencing

If you are looking for the ultimate in style and sophistication for your backyard garden, then you can do no better than wrought iron fencing. Wrought iron is a classic and timeless look for your backyard garden fence.

It is also a versatile fencing option. You can opt for a standard fence style with simple posts or you can choose an ornate design with floral or plant-like embellishments to go with the beauty of the plants in your landscape design.

Wrought iron fencing is one of the pricier fencing options. However, it is incredibly durable and will last you for many years to come and will add that sophistication you are looking for in your home and landscaping.

Oak or Other Wood Fencing

Another great option for your backyard garden fencing is oak or other wood fencing. Oak is a classic and beautiful fencing option as well. However, it has a different appeal than wrought iron fencing.

While wrought iron is extremely sophisticated and even a bit fancy, oak and other wood fencing options have a more rustic or country style and appeal. One of the additional benefits of wood fencing is the increased privacy that wood fencing can offer. The panels of an oak fence can be wider than those of a wrought iron fence allowing for more of a visual separation between your garden space and the rest of your landscaping.  

However, oak, cedar, pine, and other wood fencing is not quite as durable as wrought iron fencing. Much of this has to do with the natural susceptibility of wood to the elements. Wood is prone to pests like termites and can sustain damage from excess moisture. Regularly treating your wood fence with sealants will help prevent such issues, though.

Understanding some of the benefits and drawbacks of these garden fencing options, you will be better able to determine which fencing option is right for you.