Three Dogs in a Garden: More Ideas for the Narrow Space Between Suburban Homes
Setting up the garden fence correctly
If you want to re-erect a garden fence, you must first find out exactly about the course of the property boundary and The Associated distance rules to the neighbour. Then plan the course of your garden fence using a guideline. Measure and mark the exact location of each post. Tip: If there is space, lay out the garden fence along the course line as it should stand later, so problem areas immediately catch the eye. A garden fence serves as a free-standing property boundary and must therefore have a certain stability. It must withstand Wind and weather as well as human and animal impacts. Therefore, it is important to anchor the supporting posts of the garden fence well in the ground.
Lighter garden fences can be fixed in the ground in clay or clayey, solid ground by impact sleeves or screw – in anchors. In many cases, however, a small concrete foundation has to be poured per post, which stabilizes the garden fence. Be sure to include the drying time of the concrete from 24 to 48 hours in the construction time of the garden fence! Align the posts, and especially any garden gate, with the spirit level and only use screws made of stainless steel when screwing the fence, otherwise ugly rust stains can arise.
Garden fence planting
Especially wooden fences, but also wire mesh and metal fences offer a wonderful play area for plantings of all kinds.the most popular are climbing plants such as vetch, Clematis, nasturtium, Pomegranate, Black-Eyed Susanne or Ivy. Roses also tend decoratively between the fence slats. High-growing perennials and summer flowers such as the tall bush Mallow, sunflowers, chivalric spur and ferruginous tend to lean against garden fences. Even gabions can be greened. Simply fill larger stone joints with soil and use Ivy there, for example. A targeted Greening with climbing plants will soon make the construction site ambience disappear.
Attention on the wooden fence: climbing plants catch the rain with their leaves in summer, but evergreen like Ivy keep the moisture on the wood in Winter, which can lead to rot. Keep in mind that a protective coating of the garden fence after Greening with climbing plants is no longer possible without further ado. Annuals that retreat in Winter are therefore a good solution for fence planting.
Before selecting the plants for your garden fence, you should check whether the same light conditions prevail everywhere on the fence. Especially in different lighting conditions, it can be useful if you vary the plants section by section. Annual climbing plants such as the Blue magnificent winds or the Black-Eyed Susanne prefer a sunny, wind-protected place in nutrient-rich soil. Evergreen such as Ivy and the evergreen Honeysuckle (Lonicera henryi) thrive particularly well in partial shade and shade.