Garden fences are very important for a number of reasons. They keep pests at bay, make the garden more presentable and can also be used to add a personal touch. The way you choose to create and install a garden fence depends on what you have in mind. The following steps will show you how to make fences for your garden.
Take a look to see if you’re ready to start this cool project.
First of all, you need to plan where to put the fence. Remember that you have to leave enough room between the fence and the plants to help you to move around.
Measure everything: the area that is to be fenced and the height you want the fence to be.
Choose the materials for your fence. There are plenty of options, that include wood, wire and mesh, or even recycled materials.
Dig the post holes deep enough to bury half the pole, so your fence will be durable and you can avoid all kind of incidents.
Add gravel to cover the bottom of the hole before setting the post. This way drainage will be much better and your fence will stay in place for many years.
Measure and dig holes spaced evenly in your garden for your fence posts using a shovel or spade.
Fill the holes with dirt or cement. If you use dirt, make sure you compress the dirt, then add more to the hole. This makes for a solid, tight fit. If you choose cement as your base, you need to stabilize the post until the cement sets.
Cut and attach the material using a hammer, nails, and cutters for the wire. Common materials used include wood slats, chicken wire, vinyl netting or mesh. You can also choose more decorative materials if you want, it all depends on your creativity.
Don’t forget to make a gate that will provide easy access to the garden. A simple gate needs an extra length of the used materials, about 1 foot (0.3 meters).
Put hooks on the gate to be able to close it anytime you want.
If you love being original and creative here is an idea of an unconventional fence made from wine bottles and an old door.
Here is another simple garden fence you can use to keep away your dogs or other animals from your favorite coffee place.
This fence is guaranteed to stand tall for many years, as not even wind can break it.
A green wall is not really a fence, but if you don’t want to see your neighbors ever again, this may be the solution. Prior to placing the topsoil, the green wall is lined with a smaller PVC or wire garden mesh.
This type of rock fence looks wonderful, but don’t let yourself be fooled into thinking you just have to pile some rocks. This is almost an art, so if you really want this type of fence in your garden, keep in mind that it will take you a while to make it.
Have you ever thought that fences boards look like crayons? Well, now is the time you unveil some creativity by giving them this distinctive look.
This picture includes a variety of attractive design options to create beautiful see-thru fences. Just pick the one you like and get to work!
Sometimes a fence isn’t about the pretty view, but it has a functional purpose. And, after all, if you live in the countryside, rustic is the best choice.
This type of fence can be done only if you live in the mountains because you will need a lot of wood. The good part is that not even a bear can break through it.
This type of fence is called a Scandinavian Fence, because of its origins. It looks very cool and creative and is more than easy to make.
This type of fence is called Living Fence because you just have to plant it and then to conduct the canes so that they form a beautiful fence.
This is another charming idea but it can be pretty difficult to make, so be sure you got some help before investing all of that money in the wood and all the others materials.
This bamboo fence will add the finishing touch to your outdoor living and is not such a difficult project. Bamboo is very durable, especially if you treat it correctly before starting to work with it.
The almighty pallets! Here is an easy idea that will help you get your fence ready in no time and it looks creative and funny. Enjoy your work of art!