Creating a Garden Retreat Using Fence Space
Gardening is a fun way to work and relax in your own environment.
After hours spent trimming hedges and planting all the flowers you love, being able to spend time basking in your effort is well deserved.
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Installing a privacy fence to better enclose your space and keep away peeping toms is another great move.
Here are a few ideas to get you started on incorporating a fence into your garden plans.
Installing a privacy fence is a good idea for enjoying your garden intimately both alone and with you and your family.
It’s a good backdrop for creativity in the outside world, and even adds an extra element of space for you to grow more flowers.
But what if it doesn’t fit with your aesthetic?
Get some creeper plants
Keep this in mind when you’re striding through the garden centre looking for the best potted plants: climbers are an underappreciated species and deserve a place in your garden.
If you live in a warm climate, get creeper plants such as sky flowers to add a mellow feeling to your space. I found these tips from My Garden Life very helpful.
These blue beauties will be both elegant and a force of nature.
Winding them amongst meshing on a fence really brings a garden together.
The Albéric Barbier Rose is also a good creeping plant, and is perfect for shadier parts of the fence. For more information on gardening basics click Gardening Guide
Their color will brighten up negative space and complement in the inclusion of blue flowers.
For other ways to use creepers you might like this: Tin Can Flower Pots
Plant a tree or two
Trees are best planted in the later year, near the end of autumn and early winter, which means they’ll be in full bloom by the time summer rolls around again.
Having an apple or lemon tree planted up by a fence is an unusually handy way of drawing attention from it, if you’re worried about the possibility of eyesores.
Plus you’ll have your own steady fruit production for iced tea and summer tarts!
If you like the presence of animals in your garden and don’t mind a squirrel or two, planting a hazel tree will make your outdoor space a hub of habitat.
You’ll get first pickings on the nuts as well!
Trees act as great borders for a garden naturally, but don’t let them be intrusive on your neighbor’s property.
Keep them well trimmed and spruced up.
Unleash your creative side
Fences have so many practical uses, they also work towards an aesthetic as well.
Splash some paint about and cover a fence in color.
Involve the kids in some creative gardening as well, and teach them to enjoy the outdoors.
Sketch around the bodies of all your family members and stencil them onto the fence; a mini way to celebrate your family and bestow a lot of love upon your garden.
Have fun with the practical elements of home keeping and happy gardening!