The Ideal Fencing for Small Gardens

Small gardens can be both functional and decorative.  There are various ways to utilise fencing in order to enhance a small garden, acting as a border, a garden decorative accessory, or even as the ideal framework on which plants can grow.  The following information may provide ideas for a garden fence that is suitable for any small garden at home.

  1. Using lattice fencing to make a small garden feel bigger
    Many homes have limited outdoor space in which to create a garden.  This means having gardens that may be smaller or narrower than the homeowner would like.  In order to make the garden feel bigger, fencing can be used to trick the eye.  A fence can be put up in such a way that there are gaps between the panels.  This allows the viewer to see beyond the garden through the gaps.  Putting up a fence in this way makes the fencing feel less solid and also makes the garden feel more expansive than it actually is.

  2. Garden fencing can be used to define a zone  
    Inside the home, walls are not only painted to have a decorative effect.  Walls are often also painted to define zones; this is especially true in large open concept rooms.  This can also be done in the garden.  Fencing, for example, is not only for putting around the boundary of a garden, it can also be used to define specific areas.  This can have the effect of making the garden look more decorative and also make a smaller garden look a bit more spacious.  Paint the fencing to complement the colour of nearby garden furniture or even decking to enhance the decorative effect of the fencing.  Choose a trellis that is see-through rather than having solid panels in order to make the narrow space of a smaller garden feel more expansive.

  3. Paint fence panels with light-reflecting white  
    This is an especially effective way to improve a small or seemingly dark garden.  The colour scheme also makes gardens with minimal planting look magnificent.  When the garden is located near a floor surface, it can be stained black or a sleek grey paving stone can be chosen to give the area a contemporary look.

  4. Garden fencing can allow for vertical growth
    Generally, it is better to use shorter fences in small gardens in order to make the garden look bigger.  However, a tall, smart fence can adorn a garden wall as a way to hide unsightly marks as the plants grow vertically.  Modular vertical growing kits can also be purchased to create this vertical growing apparatus as a way to create privacy.  The vertical garden can be the ideal way to have greenery all year round, using flowers, herbs, or even scented plants.

  5. Create a country garden look with curved fences
    While a contemporary courtyard look may be created with straight-topped fences, using curve-topped panels conveys a more relaxed country look.  This does not mean an already existing fence in good shape has to be replaced.  A trellis with a curved top can create a similar effect and it is much less expensive than replacing an entire garden fence.

  6. Use plant pots on top of a garden fence when garden space is limited
    Since space for a garden may be limited or even non-existent, a nice plant pot garden can be created using an existing balcony railing.  The balcony railing becomes the garden fence and neat containers can be filled with wonderful blooms that will brighten the limited landscape.  A nice potted plant herb garden could also be created with scented herbs like lavender to provide relaxing aromas in a nice lounging space.  Trailing greenery could even be used to help create a sense of privacy.  Potted plants can also enhance a small garden fence when there is not enough space to place the pots on the ground.  Simply place the pots atop the fence posts to enhance the look of the garden.

  7. Give even the most basic garden space a smooth, contemporary look using wood plastic composite
    Choose a nice charcoal grey colour in this environmentally friendly and low maintenance type of fencing.  It can be matched to grey paving and lime-green plants can be used to give the most basic garden a touch of elegance and sophistication.

  8. Use a garden fence to create a nice kitchen herb garden
    Position a herb garden near the back door using a wall or garden fence as a backdrop.  The pots can be attached with twine to a trellis or extra fencing panels can be used as shelves for the pots to sit atop.  To show off the greenery of the herbs paint the backdrop in a deep dark shade.  Make sure the chosen place for this garden is a sunny spot.

  9. The garden fence does not need to be used as a boundary
    Instead, plant the garden fence using single panels of a trellis, which will create vertical interest in the garden.  These panels can be placed off flowerbeds, or centrally in flowerbeds.  Set them at angles or place them next to one another in such a way they can also be admired from indoors.

If you're thinking about adding a fence to your garden, but aren't sure what style you want to go for, then take a look at our range of shorter fences to compliment your garden size.  If you want to add a bit more decoration to your garden, but still make sure that the decoration serves a purpose then you may want to consider some trellis panels which will allow you to grow plants up them but also serve as a border.