Fences serve practical purposes, such as keeping children and pets safe, and giving your back yard privacy. But some folks prefer to soften their appearance. To that end, here are some simple ideas from our fence builders that will take your fence from stark to sensational!
Soften your fence and landscape design by implementing shrubs in addition to small trees. Consider choosing shrubs that flower, yield fruit, and change colors throughout the seasons.
Tall flowering plants create a “framing” effect while softening the look of your fence and create a more expansive look to your yard. Consider pairing ornamental grasses alongside flowers such as hydrangeas or poppies.
Spice it up by planting a variety of herbs, such as lavender or chives, since many of these are great for all sorts of border gardens.
Flowering vines provide a soft, beautiful feel for your yard and fences provide natural support for them. You will want to be careful about the kinds of flowering vines that you choose. Clinging vines, for example, can damage your wooden fence.
Climbing vines, on the other hand, work well for wood fences. New Dawn and Don Juan climbing roses are highly rated by Georgia horticulturists, provide a nice fragrance, and are easy growers. Trumpet Vine or Bougainvillea naturally grow upward and will also add a pop of color to the fence.
Sometimes one really nice visual feature can draw the eye and create interest such as birdbaths, sundials, or garden benches. If you want to get really fancy you could incorporate a small garden arbor to create a little seating area along your fence line.
Decorative pots are also attractive features for fence lines. Simply place pots that are large in shape and decorative along your fence line, ensuring that each pot is evenly placed along the privacy structure itself. For a more formal garden. consider using planter boxes.
If you’re looking to add a new fence, talk to Atlanta Decking & Fence builders by calling 770-781-4641 or sending us a message online!