Choosing The Right Fence

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Choosing The Right Fence

When we bought our house, we weren't sure if we could afford to install a fence. I was concerned that a vinyl version would be too much, which is why I didn't ask for bids on them for awhile. However, a friend of mine suggested a really incredible fence contractor, and it was incredible to talk with him. He came over and walked us through our different options, and he kept our budget in mind. After the fence was up, we had peace of mind knowing that our children were safe in our yard. This blog is dedicated to helping new homeowners choose a great fence the first time around.

Are You Landscaping Your Yard?

Are you making some pretty big changes to the appearance of your front and back yards? Perhaps these changes even include buying residential fencing. From selecting the right fence for your house to designing your landscape during these winter months, here are some ideas that might help you.

Residential Fencing - What made you decide to get a fence for your home? Do you have a new dog that you want to keep confined in your home area? Perhaps there has been a lot of theft in your neighborhood and you want to add fencing as a means to deter thieves from entering your property. On the other hand, you might want to add a fence to your home landscaping just because it would add interest and beauty to your home.

Whatever the reason, of course you want to get a fence that will complement your house. For example, if your house has a Mexican or Mediterranean look, a wrought iron fence would be a really good choice. If you have a traditional home, or maybe a cottage type home, think of buying a white picket fence. No matter the kind of fence you buy, the focal point of the fence will probably be the gate. Consider selecting a gate that has something like your monogram as part of the design. And, choose one that is opened and closed with a remote control. A pass code will be an added safety feature.

Other Landscaping - Since you have decided to make big changes that will add pizazz to your home's landscaping, consider including a hardscape as part of the design. Think of the area of your back yard or your front yard that you want to use for the hardscape and go from there. For example, if you decide you want your hardscape in the back yard, perhaps you can select the same foundation that already exists in your patio area, say brick or flagstone. No matter where you decide to include a new hardscape, thing of ways you can add a bit of color and drama to that area of your landscaping. For example, select large pots and large rocks to place in strategic places of the hardscape. When the weather permits, fill the pots with flowering plants, maybe geraniums, bougainvillea, and even a mixture of flowers. Consider adding statuary to the hardscape, too.

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