When the spring and summer months hit and the weather turns nice, it’s time for homeowners to get outside in their yards and spruce things up again. Winter can wreak havoc on your yard, so there’s always plenty to do. Along with cleaning up and touching up landscaping, you may need to repair your fence, completely tear it down and install a new one or put up a fence for the first time. A well-built fence not only looks nice and complements your yard and home, but it can provide a measure of security. Choosing the right fence design is important. Here are some tips to help.
Make Sure the Fence Matches Your Landscaping
There are numerous ways in which you can landscape your yard. You might have the traditional lawn and flower garden with a few trees, or you may be going for a xeroscape look of rocks and plants. However you’ve decided to design the look of your yard, it’s important to install a fence that complements the rest of the property and doesn’t clash with it. Make sure you select a fence design that goes well with the whole yard—whether it’s a picket fence, wood, vinyl or wrought iron.
What do the Neighbors Have?
It’s not usually a good thing to keep up with the Joneses, but it can be helpful to copycat their style of fencing. Look around your neighborhood and see what fences other homes in the area have. Chances are, your neighbors’ homes are similar to yours, so modeling your fence of choice after theirs can ensure that you get it right.
What Purpose Will Your Fence Serve?
There are a number of reasons to get a fence. Consider whether you want a fence for privacy, for security or for looks. This will help you choose the best style.
Your fence design should be a good fit for you and your home. Use this guide to help.