Garden Fence

Wooden Garden Fencing

This is an excellent time of year to work on some do-it-yourself projects. A wooden garden fence is a project that can be used to simply create a barrier around your home to keep pets in or nosy neighbors out. You may also wish to add a wooden fence as a decorative touch as it can enhance existing design elements of your home or garden space.

Fencing can be found in many styles and in a wide range of price ranges and materials including wood, chain link and vinyl. One of the many advantages of wood fencing over other materials is that installation is well within the skills of most do-it-yourselfers. The ability to complete the job without the need to hire professionals will of course further reduce costs. In most cases the materials for a wooden fence is also less expensive than other materials for a similar sized job.

Wooden Garden Fencing

Fending is available in many styles. To determine which style will work best for you it is important to decide the function you need the fence to perform. If the fence is purely decorative than you options are only your imagination or budget. Split rail and picket fences are examples of decorative fencing that can be used to enhance a given decor. Fences are often needed to perform other functions which require additional considerations.

A home may require privacy, noise reduction or a barrier to keep pets in and other animals out. Stockade fencing is excellent for privacy and is available in several different heights. Stockade fencing can act as a barrier for animals as well, though sometimes a lighter touch is wanted. Tall picket fences or latticework will keep most animals in a yard and will allow light to get through.

Installation on most wooden garden fencing is fairly straight forward. Measure out the path of the fence, marking distances for fence posts based on the size of the panels to be attached. This will generally be 6 or 8 ft apart. Start at an end or corner post and measure from that point. The holes for each fence post should be dug down to 1/3 of the total length. Gravel can be placed at the bottom of the post holes for drainage. When the posts are placed and leveled you can fill the post hole with concrete. After allowing the concrete to set the fence panels can be screwed to the fence posts using decking screws.


Garden Fence