What Types of Fences and Walls Should I Consider for My Residential Landscaping Project?

When it comes to residential landscaping projects there are many options when it comes to fences & walls - learn what type is best for your property.

What Types of Fences and Walls Should I Consider for My Residential Landscaping Project?

When it comes to landscaping projects, there are many options to consider when it comes to fences and walls. Wood is one of the most popular materials used for garden fences, as it is attractive and can serve multiple purposes. Commonly, cedar and pine are used for wooden fences, but spruce, redwood, and spruce are also viable options. Although open space is beautiful, sometimes it needs to be divided.

The age-old debate between walls and fences is a common one in the backyard. Both can do the job, but which one you choose depends on the task at hand, your budget, the landscape, and even the design of your home. Let's take a look at the differences between traditional fences and freestanding walls and how to choose which one is right for your property. The first step is to check your city's zoning regulations.

They can make the decision for you, as some municipalities regulate the height and location of walls and fences within the recesses of buildings and the right of way in the city. If you work with a qualified landscaper, they will be aware of your state's specific regulations. The type of house you have should also be taken into consideration when choosing a wall or fence. For example, if you have a ranch-style house with vinyl siding, building a stone wall would look out of place.

On the other hand, if you have a beautiful old stone house with a slate roof, putting up a white vinyl fence would look just as bad. Sometimes a fence needs to go into the background. If your decorative white fence extends from both sides of your house but part of your property goes through the forest, you don't want to continue with the white fence into the forest as it would detract from the natural environment. Instead, you can make the transition to a wire fence through the wooded section; it would integrate really well while still providing privacy and security.

The layout of the land should also be taken into account when deciding between a wall or fence. A wall could better cross mountainous topography than a fence since it is more difficult to negotiate slopes. A wall also feels stronger than a fence due to its solid nature; it can be used in both curved and straight designs. In general, a wall will cost more than a fence as they require more labor and skills to build them.

This type of secure foundation is crucial with a stone wall; if it falls, it has potential to cause serious personal injury or property damage. Vinyl fences are renowned for their durability and low maintenance; they are stronger and more flexible than wood and require no maintenance other than an occasional pressure wash. Vinyl fencing is expensive but can last 20-30 years if you can afford it. You might be surprised that fences are available in an almost limitless variety of styles and materials if you consider the levels of privacy and think creatively. For example, depending on the level, think of an ingenious combination of fences, hedges, plantings with mixed borders, and even focal pieces such as natural formations. By mixing and matching elements and materials, you can create a privacy screen without building a barricade. Whether you decide on a wall or a fence, professionals from Neave Group Outdoor Solutions can help make your dream come true.

The project can also include landscape design and planting, pool design and construction, irrigation and lighting as Neave Group has access to its other related divisions. If you decide on a fence for your project, Neave Carpentry can handle the job; if you prefer the strength and age that stone walls can bring to your property, Neave's bricklayers can also make that dream come true.

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