Tips for Constructing Wooden Garden Fences

If you are looking for an attractive fencing option for your garden, consider wood. Wood is a beautiful, natural material which looks right at home in any botanical setting. There are several different options you can choose from, depending on the style garden that you have. For example, if you are looking for a boundary to keep animals away from your vegetable garden, you might want to go for a board on board style fence that does not have any spaces between the wood. For an ornamental flower garden, a picket fence is a lovely choice.

You can even create a wood border for an elevated garden using wood boards stacked on top of one another. This is an attractive choice for any garden that is located in the front of your home and needs to be contained in an eye-catching yet effective manner. Natural colored wood looks the most natural and organic. However, you will want to treat the wood with a protective varnish to prevent weather damage. Maybe you want something reminiscent of a charming cottage. In that case, go for a short picket style boundary painted in a complementary color.

For example, if you have white flowers in your garden, white paint is a perfect choice for your wood fence. White against green foliage really pops and also accentuates the beauty of delicate white blossoms. Red is a daring choice that looks fabulous if you have red flowers in your garden. Not only that, but the color red is very attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. When it comes to the actual construction of your wooden fence, you will find that a small, short garden boundary is much easier to build than a traditional sized fence.

Wooden garden fences can be a great do-it-yourself project if you have a good set of plans. You can find plenty of detailed fence plans for home and garden in most any garden center, hardware store or home improvement store. As far as equipment is concerned, you will need some basic building tools like a hammer, nails, measuring tape and of course, the wood. Your building plans should list all the supplies necessary to complete your garden fence project. Many garden boundaries can be erected in only one day. You will love the look of your new fence and how it gives your garden a more polished appearance.