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One of our long-term clients contacted us recently with a low fence problem.

The front of their property leads onto a popular street and restrictions in the area are tight.

Our client was looking for advice on landscaping with low fences.

“We want to have a nice garden which fits with the low fence,” she said.

She wanted the fence to suit the design of the home and keep in with the restrictions too.

Our experts got to work and came up with a few ideas to solve the problem.

Their 5 tips for landscaping with low fences include:

  • Use a picket fence for the traditional style
  • A round rail fence can work on larger areas
  • Plant a lot of shrubs around the fence
  • Don’t forget to add a gate
  • Accessories add a touch of something different

Let’s take a closer look at each point.

Use a picket fence for the traditional style

There isn’t anything more traditional than the old-style picket fence.

The picket fence is low to the ground, and everyone loves how it looks on the property. Many people prefer wooden ones, but our vinyl picket fence is proving very popular and comes in many colors.

The beauty of a picket fence is how much you can add to it. Growing flowers, shrubs, vines, and small trees can only complement the fence.

As a low fence on the property the traditional picket ticks all the boxes.

A round rail fence can work on larger areas

If you have a large area to cover, but have to keep it the fence low, then the round rail fence is a good option.

The two-rail round fence is easy to install, and with a few willing helpers, you will have the project in place over a short time.

It will not reach a great height, but it will add a touch of class to the property.

A few packs of wildflowers will add color each season. Many clients plant evergreen shrubs and trees to keep the fence looking good in the winter.

By attaching a wire fence you can keep the pets in, and the wildlife out of the yard.

Plant a lot of shrubs around the yard

Often people say that a low fence looks a bit, well, a bit lost on the property.

It is almost invisible on the boundary or running along the front lawn.

We advise clients to get planting. Shrubs, flowers, and vines love to grow in, up and round a low fence, getting the protection from wind, rain, and snow.

Herb and salad gardens work well in the lee of a low fence, and nothing is better than picking lunch from your own backyard.

Short trees, such as willow, can grow over the fence, giving a lovely traditional look to your home.

Don’t forget to add a gate

The gate can be the focal point of a low fence.

It will take away from the bare look of the low fence, and also be a welcoming spot to your home.

A stone path leading from the fence will attract people up to the front door.

By installing an arch over the gate, you can add a bit of height to the structure, without breaking any local laws.

Accessories add something a bit different

People often forget to add an accessory or two to the humble low fence.

For a low fence, accessories give character and a feeling of importance when you cannot add height.

A solar-powered lamp is easy to install and if you need to retrofit a few that is simple too. They do not cost anything to run, and there are not any unsightly wires. The lamps give security and a welcoming feel to the yard.

Fence post caps come in a variety of styles and sizes and are easy to fit as well.

Accessories give a feeling of height where none exists.

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