There are many different ways you can choose to create a boundary around your property, whether you decide to use shrubs and border plants, would prefer something like a hefty dry stone wall or even stick with neighbourhood tradition and go for a beautiful wooden fence around the perimeter.
Your choice of material and style will affect the overall look and feel of your home and garden, so it’s important to take the time to reflect on your options so you know you won’t regret your decision in a few months’ time.
If you decide to go for fencing as an option, you’re sure to find it a flexible and versatile choice, since it can easily be given a quick facelift with some wood stain or paint from time to time, breathing new life into your garden in as little as an afternoon.
However, we lead such busy lives and there are so many other jobs to do at home that the garden fence all too quickly falls into neglect, left to crack and peel over the years until we can’t stand it any more.
As well as affecting the look of your outside spaces, this neglect will affect the wood and you may find that you need to replace sections of fence at some point… if not the entire thing.
Giving it proper protection from the elements will ensure your fence continues to serve you well as time goes on, so it is advisable to go over it with a new coat of paint and wood preservative every few years or so.
Spring and summer are the best times of year to go about doing this kind of work, as you’ll need to ensure the paint has time to dry… but we’ve had a very soggy summer this year, so make sure you check the weather forecast before you get the brushes out!