For many homeowners, installing a fence is avoided due to fear of mismatched aesthetics. A white-picket vinyl fence may look out of place when surrounding an otherwise integrated landscape; environment is an important factor in keeping your home looking beautiful. If you can’t seem to integrate your fence into the surrounding environment and landscape, your home value and curb appeal may suffer. Curious about how you can blend a fence in with your landscape? Read on!
Choose the Right Material
Wood fences, vinyl fences, and iron fences all give off different impressions depending on what kind of environment they’re placed in. If your home is situated deep in the woods and you’re interested in installing fencing, vinyl may not be your best choice, as the plastic material may appear unnatural and will stand out against the natural surroundings. Iron is probably the best choice when it comes to older homes with character. Wood fences are great for every occasion, but especially when you’re looking for a fence that won’t draw too much attention.
Sometimes, it’s best to vary the height of your fence depending on where it’s located on your property. For instance, fences placed in the middle of open grass should be shorter so they look less obstructive; fences that are right against trees could tower up in the air, allowing foliage to grow around it to create a more integrated look. Fences can also be used artistically in many areas, such as around gardens.
If you live in a particularly wet area, wood fencing might need to be excluded from the plan entirely, as it incurs damage from frequent rain and moisture. You can also look into different species of wood, because some work better in certain environments than others. What you choose is up to you, ultimately, but considering your surrounding environment is an important step.
Install your beautiful new fence with Hercules Fence!
When you are ready for a residential or commercial fence that will meet the security and aesthetic needs of your family or business, trust the experts at Hercules Fence. For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules Fence online or give us a call at 800-395-9597. We will ensure your investment serves your family for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest.