Ways to use your garden fence

Many of us simply see our garden fence as a divide
between us and our neighbours, a marker that sets out what is ours from what is
theirs, or as protection from unwanted animals or intruders. The truth is that
they do not have to just serve a purpose. Instead they can be used to decorate
your garden and can also be used in a number of other interesting ways.

Garden fencing may well be there in order to give you privacy and as a
security measure, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be boring and ugly.
Searching online or at your local garden centre you will find that there are
many weird and wonderful fence designs and patterns that can be used to add
character to your garden. Weaved fencing can help to make your garden look a
lot more homely and pretty and again there are a wide range of different styles

Alternatively, you could use your garden fence to
hang flowers or to help flowers grow. You could hang baskets along your fence
and have some colourful flowers in them, or you could try growing some tall
flowers or vines along your fence. This is especially useful if your fence
isn’t that attractive and you don’t want to replace it as they will hide your
fence, and support the flowers or plants in their growth, especially
vines.  You can use trellis fencing
behind plants or vegetables as they can also be used as a support, helping them
to grow.

If you decided to get rid of a fence and replace it
with another, more attractive one, or perhaps amend parts of it, then make sure
that you don’t throw your fence panels away as you can use any old or new fence panels for a whole
range of different things in your garden. For example you can use fence panels as
roofs for a Wendy house or tree house for your children, for the sides of a raised
garden or for animal cages and chicken coups.

One thing to avoid however is painting your fence,
unless you are an artist. They nearly always end up looking tacky and if they
are brightly coloured they can end up annoying your neighbours!

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