Discover the materials and design that will work best for your garden boundary, whether it is a fence, wall or hedge.
Have you ever thought about creating a boundary in your yard that was covered with or made up of plants? We have done many fence installations in Denver where homes have grown big beautiful gardens. Learn about how gardens can be incorporated with fencing below:
The role of a boundary in a garden is to define a space, whether that’s the whole plot or an area within it. They have many functions, from providing privacy and intimacy to forming the backbone of the entire garden design. A brick wall, garden fence, gate, hedges and trellis are all options for creating the boundary you desire.
Dividing spaces often makes them seem larger, especially when the different areas are then given a specific use, such as for formal dining or as a play area for children. You don’t need tall barriers to create the divisions – you can achieve the same effect with low walls, woven screens, and see-through planting. The idea is merely to suggest a space and purpose. Using screens also means that the divisions are temporary and can change as your need for different spaces evolves.
Garden boundaries have the fundamental task of containing the site and providing a physical barrier to intruders, prying eyes, and the weather. In most gardens they are highly visible and form the backdrop to everything else. When designing with boundaries, there are two approaches: either try to blend them in, or make a feature of them. Once in place, the materials and style you choose are hard to change, so design your boundaries carefully.
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Size matters when selecting some deer fences to keep your plants safe from uninvited dinner guests and you and your family from deer disease. Deer are among the animal kingdom’s high-jumpers — leaping up to 8 feet into the air. So you’ll need tall fencing to keep them out.
Being in Colorado and as a Denver fence company, sometimes we see properties who are visited by critters such as deer. Are you in need of a fence that will help protect your yard and home from these guys? Read below for some advice on the subject.
Heavyweight, inexpensive deer netting protects flower and vegetable gardens from hungry deer—they won’t take the risky leap. And if they bump into the netting, they’ll run away scared. Wrap 8-ft. high polyethylene netting around support posts, poles, and even trees to fence deer out. To tend your garden, lift up the netting and walk under it, or unwrap a corner and reposition it when you leave.
Electric deer fences will protect the same square footage for $500 to $600. The most effective electric fences use a double-fence approach. The outside fence consists of a single wire, 18 inches above the ground. Three-feet inside is a second fence with two strands of wire, 10 inches and 24 inches above ground. The fences’ depth (deer are not long-jumpers) and its 4,000-plus volts deter the pests. A single shock, which feels like a static charge, won’t harm deer, pets, or kids. Powering the fence with a charger hooked up to the house current will cost less than $1 a year. When the growing season is over, dismantle and stow the fence: It should last for 10 seasons.
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What is the etiquette on building fences? What’s the polite thing to do? How much input should you get and give? What happens when there’s a huge tree that affects both properties on the fence line? What happens when the existing fence doesn’t really represent the property line?
Are you ready for a Denver fence installation but not sure how to inform your neighbors? It can be a tricky conversation to have but know it is possible and it can end respectfully. Putting up a fence doesn’t have to mean “keeping people out” it can mean “keeping pets and children in” or something of that nature. Be sure, to be honest, and respectful when discussing this installation with your neighbors.
It’s said that good fences make good neighbors. I’ll let you decide for yourself, but I must admit that there is definitely fence etiquette to be discussed. The first thing to understand is that fences aren’t there just to create privacy and keep people out. They can serve to keep pets in and add a border to the property. Sometimes they are purely an aesthetic choice. So if your neighbor decides to put up a fence where one hadn’t previously been, don’t just assume that it’s to keep you out or that it’s an unfriendly gesture.
Typically, if you want to install a fence, you’ll need to start by figuring out your property line and finding out about your town’s fence regulations. If you are the fence builder, be sure to meet with neighbors to inform them of your intention. If you are the neighbor, it’s OK to ask the fence builder to review plans with you. The idea is to keep the communication open and friendly throughout the process. Even with the fence, you’ll still be neighbors.
If an existing fence encroaches on your property, again, start with a friendly conversation with your neighbor (be ready to back it up with evidence) and see if you can come to a resolution. If not, you can bring it to your town offices and ask for advice. Hopefully, it won’t get to the stage where lawyers are involved — and a soured relationship as a consequence.
How to Politely Install a Fence Between You and Your Neighbor
– Do not leave your dog in his fenced yard when you aren’t home. If you are home and inside while he is out, make it a point to be attentive to what he is doing, and bring him in at the first hint of trouble.
Colorado is famous for the number of dogs we have in our homes and as a Denver fence company, we see quite a few of these four-legged friends. Having your yard fenced correctly so your pets are safe is very important. There are a few elements to consider. How big is the yard? How big is the dog?
If all you needed the fence for was to keep your dog from roaming, chain link would be fine. But you also need the fence to protect your dog from the unwanted attentions of passersby (human and otherwise) and to prevent him from becoming overly aroused by visual stimuli such as passing cars, bikes, joggers, skateboards, dogs, and mail-carriers.
Regardless of the type of fencing you have or will have, it’s important that your fence fulfills its primary responsibility of keeping your dog contained. To that end, I recommend a six-foot high fence. Of course, not all dogs require a six-foot fence. Our fence at our current home in Maryland is only four feet high. It came with the house and none of our dogs are jumpers or climbers, so we can slide by with four feet for now. But if we were to adopt a dog who had high-jump proclivities, we’d be in deep trouble. If I were installing a new fence, it would be six feet, for sure.
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Picture this: you have just moved into your beautiful new home and your kids are dying to play outside in your large backyard. The only problem is your house didn’t come with a fence! Whether you have young kids, a dog or just like the idea of privacy in your yard, you’ve probably considered installing a fence at one point or another.
You’ve moved into a new home and your next step is to think about what kind of fencing you want. Once you have committed, you are able to begin the fence installation process at your Denver home, but what are the first few steps? You want to check on any regulations your neighborhood might have, talk to your neighbors, even think about sketching out what it will look like once it is completed.
If your house doesn’t already have one (or doesn’t have one to your liking), a fence is a great addition to your home. It can provide safety for your children or pets, conceal a swimming pool or hot tub, protect landscaping and much more. As a bonus, it is a desired feature by many, so when it comes time to sell your home years down the line, your new fence may be a deciding factor for potential buyers.
Often times, you will have more than one reason for wanting or needing a fence. You may want to keep your young kids safely enclosed while also concealing a swimming pool. In this case, a tall wood fence with tightly spaced panels will work. If you need help figuring out which type of fence is best for you, see what neighbors in similar situations have installed or consult a local fencing professional.
Before you begin your fence installation, you will want to talk to your bordering neighbors, particularly if your fence will run along property lines. It’s important to make sure that your new fence will be on your land and won’t cross over into a neighbor’s property. If needed, you can always contact a land surveyor to mark the property line for you.
How To Plan For A New Fence
Colorado is one of the trickier states to landscape in. It encompasses no less than five USDA hardiness Zones — from a chilly Zone 3 (-40 degrees F) all the way to Zone 7 (0 degrees F) — and much of the state receives precious little precipitation. Combined with higher altitude in some parts of the state as well as high-pH soils, it can be frustrating for gardeners of any experience. Fortunately Colorado can be divided into a trio of regions to provide some landscaping guidance.
Colorado is a beautiful state, but you already know that! During our time as a Denver fence company, we have seen some homeowners struggle with finding the perfect way to landscape their yards. Our high altitude and somewhat dry climate makes landscaping a challenge and creates some limitations. There are various plants that will survive if planted and taken care of, yet our options are different than those that would survive in a more humid climate. If you are thinking of starting a garden, or plan to landscape on your own, make sure you know what will thrive and what will not survive.
Most people picture what’s called the Front Range when they picture Colorado: the picturesque stretch of topography from Wyoming to New Mexico, comprising the intersection of the Plains and the mountains, which lie to the west. That includes the Denver metro area and Boulder, as well as two-thirds of the population of the state. Front Range Colorado landscapes get lots of snow and lots of wind, as well as about the same amount of moisture as the eastern part of the state. But winter weather in the Front Range isn’t as severe as elsewhere, which “presents difficulty for some plants, which can’t figure out if it’s winter or spring,” Cox says. That means successful Colorado gardeners stick with tried-and-true plants. “We don’t have a huge palette of landscape plants,” Cox says. “Our choices are more limited, and so we often become overly dependent on certain species.”
Across the Continental Divide, the rest of the state is at a higher elevation, with fewer towns and cities, even when the elevation drops. This area offers an extremely dry climate, particularly in winter and summer, with humidity well below 10 percent at times. The low humidity in those Colorado landscapes is hard on broad-leaf evergreens such boxwood, though less so on green ash and, to a certain extent, cottonwoods.
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