Landscaping and fencing are the two most common ways homeowners choose to beautify their property. The best way to maximize each one’s potential is to learn to use them both effectively. Whether you have a solid wood privacy fence or chain link, you can add landscaping that will accentuate the look of your property as well as increase your privacy. The right plants will make all of the difference and allow you to increase your property’s value in the process.
The Type of Fence Makes a Difference
If you want to secure your property, a high wood fence is your best bet but it will look rather bland. If you want to improve the look of your fence, create a landscaped area with light-colored mulch and flowering bushes. Include a fountain or bird bath. Brighten the area with some ambient lighting that will bring out the beautiful colors of the flowers even after the sun goes down.
If you have a chain link fence, climbing vines can decrease visibility for someone outside the fence looking in. Many types of climbing vines produce beautiful blooms at various times of the year. With proper care and maintenance, the vines can grow thick and lush, further obscuring the view.
Lighting and Accents
Landscaped areas don’t have to save their beauty for the daylight hours. If a wooden privacy fence is used, rope lighting can be placed along the top to illuminate not only the landscaping, but also the area surrounding. This provides relaxing ambient lighting that can set the mood for a quiet night outside or provide security lighting for your entire backyard.
Small spotlights can be used to draw attention to specific pieces of statuary or plants within the landscaped area. Ambient lighting provides just enough light to bring out the highlights of the landscaping without causing a distraction or being overbearing. The right fence and the perfect choice of plants will allow you to create just the right atmosphere for your home.
The Right Plants Maximizes Curb Appeal
Certain plants can be used to create both balance and beauty. Tall plants placed toward the back of the landscaped area will give you the perception of height, while flowering ground cover adds a lushness that makes the area look soft and inviting. Climbing vines will cover imperfections in your fence, while leafy bushes and other flowering plants will add the perfect amount of color and texture.
Once your fence has been installed, you can start to explore your landscaping options, Talk to your local nursery to find out what types of plants they recommend for certain types of fencing or if you have a specific purpose in mind. They can also help you choose the perfect statuary or other accent items that you can use to customize your landscaped areas. When you are trying to make the most out of your fence, landscaping allows you to create an area that shows off your character as well as adding an extra layer of security. Explore your options and bring your backyard to life!
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