Do you love to garden and don’t want to stop during the winter? You don’t have to. You can have a new garden fence installed that will help your garden thrive during the winter. We are here to tell you what garden fences work best for winter gardens and how you can protect your garden fence in the winter.
About Fence Gardening
As a gardener, your main goal is to beautify and make your home property more attractive. You can make your garden look absolutely stunning during the holiday season by utilizing a garden fence.
What is so great about the garden fence?
Having a garden fence can help you soften the look of your home and help you hide any blemishes. A garden is also good for gardeners that have a limited amount of space to work with but want to make their gardens as beautiful as possible.
What types of garden fences are available?
- Wood fencing is the most popular garden fence because it’s inexpensive, easy to maintenance and gives off an elegant appearance.
- Chain link fencing is a really great garden fence selection because it’s designed to help gardeners spread out their winter flowers and plants. It’s a very attractive fence style and also a low maintenance fence.
- Vinyl fencing is a prefect selection for gardeners looking for a fence that’s long lasting and durable. Vinyl fencing is a low maintenance fence and 100% pet friendly.
- Aluminum fence is perfect for any gardener on a tight budget. Aluminum fencing allows gardeners to line their winter plants and flowers along the fence. Gardeners also have the option to use aluminum fencing for climbing plants.
As for protecting a garden fence, the only fence that really needs regular protection from the winter weather is a wood fence. Moisture accumulation, warping, and shifting are all issues you can experience with a wood fence.
To protect your wood fence from moisture accumulation, have your fence stained. This will prevent mold growth, mildew and wood rot. The best stain to use on a wood fence is an oil based stain. You cannot forget to regularly clean your wood fence during the winter as well. Yes, that means cleaning up leaves, shoveling snow and sweeping up debris.
Your next priority is to protect your wood fence from warping, which is caused by sudden temperature rise and fall. Anytime a wood fence experiences extreme temperature changes, the wood can expand and contract.
Last but not least, you can protect your wood fence from shifting soil by requesting your fence posts are installed at least 3 feet under the ground to surpass the frost line. Remember thawing that shift the soil always follows snow days.
To have the right garden fence installed for your home property, schedule an appointment with Hercules Fence.
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