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Attractive Fencing Ideas for Backyards

Pragya T Dec 5, 2018
With some simple ideas you can make the backyard fencing look great. Here are some information on the different fence types available and some ideas and tips on selecting the appropriate one for your backyard.
Before you get impressed by a particular design or decorating idea for the fencing, it is important that you look at the practicality of it too. There are many types from which you can consider the most suitable one for your property.
A fence for backyard is used to mark the boundary of your property. However, you need to consider other functions of the same too such as whether you wish to use the fencing of a child and pet containment too or if you want it to be such that it offers privacy too.

Types of Fences

Classic type is the 'white picket fencing', having wooden boards placed vertically; an inch and a half space between each board. The horizontal boards at top and bottom connect the pickets. These are decorative, providing less privacy or security.
However, they are a good choice as a containment for small pets and children. The other type is known as the privacy fences, which are very strong and sturdy and can stand as high as 8 feet tall. They don't have any visible gaps in them, and can also screen your backyard from heavy winds.
Another types that can be considered are the wrought iron and aluminum fencing, which are built often for ornamental value. These are similar to picket fences, except that the foundation is in concrete. They are very durable and easy to maintain.
If you are looking for one within a budget, then go with vinyl fence styles, they can be used to imitate metal or wood fencing. Apart from being inexpensive, they are also very durable and low on maintenance.

Some Ideas and Tips

Here is a list of some ideas and tips for the decoration of the same that might prove beneficial.
You can go for a wooden or a rustic fencing if you want the old country feel. Then, hang some pots on it and keep some near the base of the same (on the inner side).
If you have considered going for picket fence designs, then you can consider planting small privacy flowering shrubs near the fence. This will provide privacy and make it look even more beautiful.
You can go with a wooden-looking vinyl fencing, and have metal hooks or rings near the top of it. On these rings or hooks, you can place hanging flowering plants.
There are many choices for wrought iron fencing designs. Go through them and ask the supplier to provide one of your choice. They not just come in plain black color but also in golden, green, brown, etc. Horizontal, vertical bars designs and intricate, complex floral designs are available.
If you go for the privacy type, then you can consider painting it into some beautiful designs of your choice. Some elegant designs of striped or little flowers will look good.
Wire-mesh fencing is a good idea for vegetable gardens. It can also be used to grow hanging plants like tomatoes and chillies.
An arch above the backyard door, which is connected to fence, and door posts will look great.

You can also consider growing some beautiful white flower creepers on the fence, that covers the top edges and arch of the same.

Adding an arch to a fence looks beautiful and is a good way to make it look complete.
So, select the right type first, pick a good design, and use the aforementioned ideas to make it look beautiful and attractive.