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How to Choose Garden Fencing


Having an attractive, secure garden is an important part of enjoying your outdoor space. Adding fencing can make a real difference to your outdoor space, but with so many types of garden fencing available, it can be hard to decide which type is best for you.

These tips will help you make a more informed decision about the best fence for your garden.


How much privacy you want for your outdoor space can determine the type of fence you opt for.

The closeboard panel is the most basic type of fence, coming in various sizes. If your outdoor space is surrounded by neighbouring properties on all sides, this style of solid fence with no gaps will be ideal.

Alternatively, the picket fence offers privacy without being intrusive. The pointed tops of the panels create a form of visual screening, but still allow air to flow freely through them.

Aesthetic Appeal

For those residing in older properties, a rustic style of fencing may blend in more seamlessly. Woven willow or hazel fences can be visually appealing and allow ample light to pass through.

Keep in mind that decorative fences may not offer as much privacy, but you can cover them with plants if you are willing to wait for them to grow.

If you’re looking for a more modern look, a metal fence is often a great choice. Whether you choose a traditional wrought iron or a sleek, contemporary steel fence, they can be used to enhance the appearance of your garden.


You can also consider installing a gate for easy access into your garden. You can choose from a variety of styles, including sliding gates or traditional picket fences.

For larger gardens, a metal gate with a lock for added safety and security can be an effective option. A combination of fencing and gates can be a great way to add both privacy and security to your outdoor space.


Maintenance is another factor to keep in mind when choosing garden fencing. Some materials will require more maintenance than others.

Wooden fences require regular staining or painting, whereas metal fences are low maintenance. It is important to research the chosen material before you start building your fence to make sure it is suitable for you.

Pressure Treated Timber

When searching for timber, opt for pressure-treated options, as this ensures the preservative penetrates the entire panel, increasing its lifespan. You can expect it to endure for at least 10 years.

Additionally, it is advisable to choose sturdy posts that are firmly set in concrete to prevent needing to repair your fences after every storm.

About MT Fencing

MT Fencing is a local business with over 10 years of expertise in the fencing industry. We specialise in fencing and landscaping services in Salisbury and the surrounding area.

Alongside fencing, we are also experienced in both soft and hard landscaping, and can additionally offer driveway and groundworks services.

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For more advice on choosing the best fence for your garden, please get in touch with us today. If you have any questions about our services, pricing, or anything else, please feel free to contact us.

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