Adding Landscaping Around Your Fence
When considering adding landscaping along your fence line, three primary considerations are how you’ll complete fence maintenance with plants and landscaping around it, which plants and materials won’t harm the fence, and appropriate plants for the amount of sun they’re going to get. A Perfect 10 Fencing of Brooksville, FL, would like to share these tips for beautifying your fence area with tasteful landscaping.
Don’t block fence access
If you have a wood fence or another style that will need periodic maintenance such as painting or staining, give yourself comfortable access to the fence by not planting things right up against it.
Consider how your plant choices will grow and mature. Some plants start off small and grow huge; others have marginal and containable growth. Online research and staff at your local nursery or home center can help in this area.
Protect your fence
Most plants and vegetation aren’t harmful to fencing. However, certain plants – and some tree species – have aggressive root growth that could end up compromising the footing of your fence.
Wood fences should have some space between them and any kind of plants with high moisture content to prevent rot and mildew in the wooden materials. Wood also needs air circulation to help it stay dry.
How much sun shines next to your fence?
If your fence is designed in a way that it blocks sunlight (examples would be chain link with slats and certain solid wood and PVC/plastic fences), it’s important to select landscaping materials that will thrive in the amount of sun they’re going to get.
For fences that allow all the light to shine through, consider:
For solid fences that block some of the day’s sun, look into:
- Red hibiscus
If your fence is a sun-barrier and other things on your property are blocking all or most of the sun, good plants include:
- Japanese yew
- Gray dogwood
- Speckled alder
- Northern lights azalea
Get advice from plant and landscaping experts
There are many ways to beautify a fence with landscaping. And this means more than just plants growing from the ground. You can use decorative planters to create a lush look along part of your fence line. You also can attach hanging plants, planter boxes and trellises to your fence, if the fencing material is appropriate for such an application.
Knowing how to proceed can be a little daunting. Fortunately, nursery staff, landscape designers, fence installers and other experts can lend some helpful advice.
The key to adding landscaping around a fence is making sure you’re choosing the ideal plants and shrubs for your particular situation and your specific fence style.
Once you have a list of appropriate choices, then you can let the designer in you go wild and come up with a truly unique fence-line presence for your yard. You can plant in confidence, knowing that the plants – and your fence – will thrive within the new design.
Get the fence of your dreams
If you love the idea of a landscaped fence but need to get a fence first, A Perfect 10 Fencing is ready to build you the fence of your dreams. We install all the most popular materials and design styles, and we guarantee you the “perfect 10” fence you’ll love for many years to come.
Speak with a Florida fencing expert today at (352) 606-2623 or reach us through our simple contact form.