Putting up a fence is a wonderful way to keep your home safe and increase your property value. Today’s options, especially vinyl fences and ornamental fences, look beautiful! If you are concerned with the aesthetics of your fence, you probably want to plant a few trees, bushes, flowers, and other shrubberies around the fence line as well. Before you do, keep a few expert tips in mind:
Don’t put large trees near the fence. This could actually end up making your fence useless! The main reason to have a fence is to keep predators out. If an animal or even a person can use a tree to climb over your fence, there is no reason to have one.
Consider the roots. Certain plants have very large roots or expansive roots. This can be a problem down the line if they creep into a neighbor’s yard or upset the foundation of your fence. Before planting anything, whether near your fence or not, be sure to do your due diligence in learning about these type of things.
Keep hurricane season in mind. Our area is subject to some severe storms, even hurricanes. When planting anything on your property, keep this in mind. A powerful storm can easily snap what you may think is a sturdy tree, sending it flying into your fence or over your fence into a window. You are better off planting flowers and light shrubs. If you really want a tree, do your research and find a species native to this area. This type of tree will be less likely to lose a limb or completely uproot in a hurricane.
If this seems like a lot to keep in mind, don’t worry! Central Fence can help with it all. When you call or email us for a free fencing estimate, be sure to tell us you would like help knowing which trees, shrubs, and other plants to put around your new fence. You won’t get this kind of personalized attention from a large, chain store, but you will from us. We treat you like a neighbor because that’s exactly what we are!