Fence ideas for boundaries and more...
Backyard swimming pools need to be safe and this wooden slat fence with a row of dracaena makes an attractive way.
Fencing can also be used to define an area of the garden, add security and privacy or as a safety barrier for swimming pools. Practical fencing can also be made to look attractive.
Many materials are being used from timeless timber, metals, glass, stone and masonry to foliage. It depends on what you want to achieve.
Timber is one of the most popular materials used but will require maintenance to keep it looking good. Metals are now being adapted to have wood grain finishes reducing maintenance and, of course, adding durability. Timber slats are now being used in different patterns to produce a modern contemporary look.
Both these fences have been favored over the years. The water fountain on the right sands on a bed of pebbles.
Picket fencing has stood the test of time. It can be made to give visual pleasure with color and patterned gates and details. Brimming roses and flowers can add a warming touch. Timber slats are now being used in different patterns to produce a modern contemporary look.
Dry stacked stone.
Wooden panels added to masonry fencing can have a modern stunning look. Other in-fills made from various materials such as metals and resins are also being used in modern gardens.
Patterned metal panels are being used to make decorative garden fencing and to add attractive backdrops to outdoor
living areas. Screen on left adds color and contrasts nicely with the foliage and stones. The metal panel on the right
adds ambiance to the alfresco dining area. There are so many interesting fire pit designs and this one is appealing.
Add a few outdoor cushions and stay cozy on a good night by the fire.
Corrugated iron, powder coated aluminium and zinc are becoming popular for their low maintenance.
Two fence ideas using metal and foliage.....
Panels of metal fencing come in all manner of styles from classic plain to ornate. Ornate panels can be used as a feature in a fence.
The rendered boundary of the home in the center has a long water feature almost the
length of the wall whilst the other rendered walls have added foliage.
Masonry and rendered fencing are durable and have low maintenance. Features like lighting and urns can make them very attractive.
The backyard wall in this garden has been made into tromphe l'oeil transporting you to an island paradise. A glass fence provides an uninterrupted view of the pool and the water features. White patio furniture adds to the cool atmosphere.
Stacked stone is another material which is becoming popular in walls.
Observe the architectural elements of the house that could also be included in the design. Stacked stone walls are becoming a popular feature and can add interest to the boundary.
Glass is an unobtrusive way of making backyard swimming pools safe. Also it doesn't intrude into nearby outdoor living areas...barbecue and patio areas. Glass panels slide into supports. Recently I saw glass being used as a front fence.
Planks of wood like railway sleepers placed at angles and connected with wire make an interesting fence and can also be used as a garden privacy screen or to define an area of the garden.
Wood planks can make simple fence and screen features.
Bamboo and brush have a nice look.
Once again planks of wood with foliage gives interest to this narrow side of house area.
Adding foliage, lighting and border can enhance your fence ideas.