Home gardens are becoming a more popular way for families to feed themselves. Although the Twin Cities metro is mostly urban, that doesn’t mean people aren’t bringing a little rural into their backyards with tomatoes, peppers, carrots, and other types of vegetables. In fact, some people are opting for garden fences in order to keep out neighborhood cats and dogs out of their backyard gardens, as well as other people and creatures.
There is also the fact a garden can be somewhat of an eyesore in your backyard. The appearance is rather awkward until you put a garden fence around it.
A garden fence is also a nice way of staying away from any pesticides or fungicides that are sprayed on the garden. While many people are moving toward organic chemicals, there is still a desire to not disturb the garden once pesticides and fungicides are sprayed so they do their job.
So which fence material is going to work best for you?
You have different material options. Metal, wood, and vinyl. What you choose depends on how the aesthetics appeal to you. You can also choose fencing that coordinates with the architecture and trim of your house. This means that if you choose wood, you can stain it to match or you can leave it as it is. If you want to leave it as it is, you want wood that can stand up to the Minnesota weather pretty well. Although your garden won’t be standing in the winters, your fence will be. This means you want it to look nice year round.
If you choose a wood like Northern White Cedar, it will fade to a silver grade over time, but it won’t shrink or warp. It’s not treated, which may be surprising to some. It also doesn’t lose its knots or crack.
Once your fence is installed, you have other options to complete your garden. You can install lattice trellises that coordinate with your fence. Trellises can be great for growing tomatoes, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, and any vegetables that grow on vines. You could even have a gazebo built, benches to sit in your garden, and so much more.
While a garden is a great option for feeding your family, it is also a lot of fun. You can integrate flowers, paths, fountains, bird baths, and many items that coordinate with the feel that your fence gives. If you already have those things, then you can opt in for a fence that fits the décor as if it has always been there.
The end result is going to be a unique space, whether you live outside of the Twin Cities or you are right in the middle of one of Minneapolis or St. Paul’s residential areas. A professional fence installer can listen to what you need and present suggestions to you that make choosing the right fence material easier for you.
By opting for professional fence installation, you know the fence is installed right so it will last. You also keep certain bugs and pests out of your yard and that is something that anyone, garden or not, can appreciate.