Fencing can be used to make an area more attractive or keep people and animals out of areas. Fencing types and costs vary depending on the goal of the fence. Placing fencing around a vegetable garden is different from fencing in pets or having fencing put up around the home. Fencing a vegetable garden can be done to make the area more attractive or to protect the crop from animals. The purpose of the fence, the cost of material and the design will all have an effect on the type of fencing material that is chosen to enclose the area.
Wooden or iron fencing are both more attractive than chain link but appearance is not the only factor. The fencing chosen should be able to last a long time, and the amount of maintaining that you are able or willing to do can affect the life span of the fencing. The need for waterproofing, painting and replacing parts or complete sections of the fencing materials used while placing the fencing around a vegetable garden should be factored into the initial decision. Personal capabilities and the cost of hiring someone to perform the task that you cannot do are also things that should be factored in when deciding on how to fence in the garden or any other area.
Fencing types and costs are also affected by the size of the area that is being fenced in and the purpose of the fence. A privacy fence is typically put around a home of the back yard of a home to allow occupants to enjoy themselves without people walking by being able to see what they are doing. The fence that is put around a garden is usually functional or decorative depending on the location and type of the garden. Fencing a vegetable garden is different from fencing a flower garden which is sometimes done for mere decoration.
The fence placed around a garden should be sturdy. The need for a gate placed in fencing means that has to be taken into consideration as well when attempting to decide on the materials needed for the construction. The durability of the fencing is important especially in areas that have frequent storms. The cost to repair or replace storm damaged fencing is a consideration before fencing any area. The size of the garden itself will determine overall fencing needs. In some cases in addition to fencing the external area of the garden there may be a need or desire to fence off individual sections of the garden. The individual sections may be the same height as the rest of the garden or shorter depending on whether it is to separate the items from others or just to decorate the area.
The type of fence used for the project will affect the cost. Building a fence may be cheaper than buying one in some cases, but it depends on what the exact use is for the fence. Painting a fence helps with the appearance, and in some cases can help with the overall appearance. When deciding to paint a fence it is important to remember the costs of repainting it in the future to maintain its appearance.
Fencing types and costs can also vary by region since different climates will cause fences to need replacement sooner. A rainy climate may not be the best place to put a wooden fence because of the moisture resulting in rotting which defeats the purpose of the fence. An area with wild animals will call for a higher fence without gaps for them to squeeze through to ensure that vegetables are protected from being eaten.