Privacy fence or garden wall – 112 landscape ideas
Find inspiration for the modern fence construction – in the article, we will give you an overview of the different types of privacy fence and garden wall ideas.
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Materials and design
Do you want to build a privacy fence? Prepare yourself in advance – make a sketch of your garden. Highlight the fence and measure whether there is an inclination in the terrain. It is also important to determine the desired height. Low fences do not provide enough privacy. Optimal is a height between 1.5 meters to 2 meter – however, it is closely related to the terrain specifics. The market offers numerous options – wooden fences look natural, but need a regular oil application. Metal ones are sturdier than the wooden fences, but cost significantly more and there is a risk of rusting. The chain-link fence can withstand bad weather well, but you need the help of professionals in the construction. Fences can be combined with climbing plants.
The advantages of the garden wall in comparison with the privacy fence
The garden wall usually costs more, but in any case it’s worth the investment. In contrast to the privacy fence, a wall is very resistant, increases the value of the property and can even be used as a “wall” for the outdoor kitchen. It protects against cold wind. The natural stone wall can be planted – the design has a great appeal.
Before you buy it is very important to know the exact boundaries of the property where the fence will be placed. Once the place is set, it is necessary to estimate the location of trees, plants, flower beds, etc. You also need to check the soil as it may contain cement or stones. There are many options for fencing, some are more suitable for certain conditions than others. Also, check local restrictions on the height and distance from various structures. In some cities, you may need a permission to install near a power line and the like.