If you already have a fence- great! An ornamental, vinyl, and even chain link fence goes a long way toward making your backyard looking aesthetically pleasing while also being functional. But your backyard needs more than that to look good. Now is the time of year to get outside and start planting and adding to your already great-looking backyard.
Keep Trees Away
One of the top benefits of a fence is keeping both people and animals out of your backyard. Planting trees right along the edge of your fence will negate this and allow easy access to climb over. Even a small tree you plant this year will one day soon be large enough for pests to use to get over. To avoid these, keep all trees a few feet away from the fence, at minimum.
Plant Flowers Around the Base
That doesn’t mean your fence needs to look totally bare though. There are many different species of flowers native to Southern Georgia that you can plant around the bottom of your fence that would look fantastic! These include all colors of the rainbow, from white to bright purple and more. Find a color that best matches the exterior of your home and go from there.
One flower that does well in our climate is the Hibiscus, which actually grows on a bush. These, and other bushes, also go a long way toward making your backyard beautiful, while keeping your fence functional. In fact, bushes might make your fence actually more functional by stopping animals from digging under it.
Putting plant life around your fence, whether it be flowers or bushes, is a great way to make your backyard look inviting. Next time you have people over for a pool party or backyard BBQ, they will marvel at how great the area looks! But planting isn’t the only thing you need to do to prepare for summertime guests at your home. Download our free checklist Your Essential Backyard Summer Checklist: 6 Things You Need to Do to Make the Most of the Warm Months to find out more about what you can do this summer in your backyard and the help of Central Fence.