You are here: Home Building Garden Fencing Garden Fencing Rachel Kramer / Flickr (Creative Commons) by Peter Johnson April 4, 2018, 11:12 am Garden fencing serves all sorts of purposes. Those needs might be practical, or you might just want a nice accent to mark the edge of your yard. This guide will help you choose the right material and recommend a few vendors. Why Does Your Garden Need A Fence? Every land owner’s needs are different, but common uses of fencing include: Use Recommended material Marking property boundaries Bamboo, wood, aluminum Keeping livestock and dogs/pets in the right place Wood, chain link, electric Protecting livestock and dogs/pets from predators Wood, chain link Protecting crops from grazing animals Wood, plastic Privacy and security Wood, plastic, metal (security), bamboo (privacy) Shelter from wind and direct sunlight Wood, bamboo, plastic Growing area for vine plants Wood, chain link, bamboo Types Of Garden Fencing Depending on your needs, you might want to use any of the following kinds of garden fencing: Aluminum Wood PVC Wrought iron Vinyl Chain link Bamboo The following price estimates are based on March 2018 estimates from HomeAdvisor unless otherwise noted, and estimates are the price of one linear foot of the type of fencing in question. Links to recommended products do not necessarily reflect those estimates. Aluminum Garden Fencing #aluminumfencing#fence#mylandscapingservices. A post shared by My landscaping Services LLC. (@chrisatmylandscapingservices) on Sep 30, 2013 at 2:45pm PDT Estimated price: $26 Aluminum fencing is low-maintenance. It’s rustproof and doesn’t need to be painted very often. It’s expensive for good reason. Wayfair | Amazon | Lowe’s | Home Depot Wood Garden Fencing Fence project complete. Boat dock and wood deck is next! #fencing #ipe #tigerwood #cumaru @advantagelumber #travertine @livelaughdecorate #woodfence #tesla #p100d #teslamodel3 #modernhome A post shared by Dan Ringdahl (@danringdahl) on Mar 18, 2018 at 4:37am PDT Estimated price: $8-15 Wood fencing can widely vary in price and quality depending on the kind of wood you purchase. Wood is durable and looks good. Related Post: Wattle Fence Wayfair | Amazon | Lowe’s | Home Depot Vinyl Garden Fencing New Fence Ideas. Incredible Matte Finish White PVC Vinyl Picket Fence From Illusions Vinyl Fence Looks Like Painted Wood Fence With the Low Maintenance of Vinyl. #landscapingideas #fence #fences #homeideas #homestyle #homedesign #homedecor A post shared by Illusions Fence (@illusionsfence) on Mar 16, 2018 at 4:48am PDT Estimated price: $15-20 Like PVC, vinyl is super-durable and easy to clean. Most plastic fencing suppliers make both and can advise you on which is a better choice for your needs. Wayfair | Amazon | Lowe’s | Home Depot Chain Link Garden Fencing New chain link fence – check. Landscaping – here we go! We've been collecting bright and colorful perennials, bushes and growing flowers from seed. Time to get the weed fabric stapled down and start planting. We even snagged another hibiscus tree from my dad. To think not one single plant besides three palm trees even existed on this property until we showed up! Boy, in no time at all we'll be sitting back, drinking cold beverages & enjoying our own tropical oasis! #floridalife #floridagardening #perennials #tropicalgarden #hibiscus #fromseed #flowergarden #landscaping A post shared by Erick and Sariann (@erickandsariann) on May 7, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT Estimated price: $7-10 Chain link fencing is cheap and durable, but it can intimidate neighbors and passers-by. At best, it looks institutional, like a school or hospital. Wayfair | Amazon | Lowe’s | Home Depot Bamboo Garden Fencing #bamboo #fence #success #washburnyard #projects #fencegate A post shared by More Metal (@moremetalwelding) on Nov 4, 2017 at 10:56am PDT Estimated price: $3-5 Bamboo grows like crazy, which makes it a cheap and sustainable stand-in for wood. However, it is not nearly as durable. Related Post: How To Grow Bamboo Wayfair | Amazon | Lowe’s | Home Depot How To Buy And Install Garden Fencing Hire A Contractor Fencing is often installed by contractors or fencing companies. You can easily find contractors in your area through sites and referral services like HomeAdvisor. Do It Yourself Survey the area you wish to fence. Make note of natural conditions, especially from weather and water: Will rain or wind damage the fence in a given area? Does an area have trouble draining? Is the ground settled or prone to landslides? Measure the perimeter that you wish to fence. Choose the kind of fencing you want to install based on your survey. Buy more than you have measured. Some might be damaged during installation. The remainder can be stored indoors for replacement and repairs. Dig post holes and a trench. The trench will keep water from accumulating against the fence itself. The post holes will anchor the fence. Install rails, then boards. The rails will keep the fence boards in place, and the boards will make most of the shelter. The wide variety of materials available can meet whatever specifications you want your fence to match. Plus, with some time and sweat equity, you can make this substantial project fit a minimal budget. Your property, crops, and animals will thank you for it. See more Previous article Wofati Next article Growing Peanuts Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.