Our properties mean a lot to us. We put incredible time, money and energy into getting them and maintaining them, and this is why property boundaries can be one of the most emotive topics in gardening. The thought of a neighbour encroaching on your hard-earned ground, by fencing or overhanging trees or anything else, can cause neighbourly feuds that go on for years and years. Some of them have turned to vandalism, court battles, and even violence!
So, it makes a great deal of sense to have a clear boundary to your property. We will look at a few different options you can take below, as well as a step-by-step guide to building a panel fence.
But making sure that you have a permanent boundary is not just about clearly marking out your property – it can also be about privacy and security. It’s important to many people to have an outdoor space to yourself that is not on display to the general population. If you are unfortunate enough to have a thief come looking for an easy take, then making it difficult to get in and out of your property will go a long way towards turning them away. And of course, a well presented border looks fantastic too!
Before you start, you need to be certain where your property line is. Boundaries are normally either marked out in planning, or just marked by historic fencing, edging or walls. If it’s not clear then you may have to do some research to find the original plans for your home. Now let’s look at a few options that will set your garden apart.
So there you have a few simple ways that you can get security, privacy and style for your garden. I hope it will help you create a peaceful, safe and secluded spot for you and your family to enjoy.