There is nothing quite so relaxing as sitting in a beautiful garden in the cool of the day. As you enjoy the breeze and look about, chances are you are noticing the blooming flowers, the manicured grass and the water features and not the fencing that surrounds it. Landscape fencing has long been a fixture in the spaces we enjoy, but this type of fence is not limited to the quiet of a backyard garden. Decorative fencing can add form and function to all of your outdoor spaces including these commonly overlooked places.
There are state and county laws in place throughout Maryland requiring fencing around any outdoor pool spaces. Homeowners must have a fence that is at least 48 inches tall with no more than 4 inches between slats. The fence must be no more than 4 inches above the pool deck as well. There must also be a self-closing gate providing access to the pool area. Vinyl pool fencing, although practical and maintenance free, does not offer an opportunity to plant vines and other climbing plants the around the pool area the way landscape fencing does. Chain link may be less expensive but does not have the same appeal. Decorative landscape fencing can be designed to meet all of the state and county pool fencing guidelines while adding a refined beauty to the area.
Your Front Yard
A recent study in Baltimore County concluded that attractive front yards actually deter crime. Not only are they an indicator of social status, but beautiful front yards also attract more attention from the street, making them less likely to be a target of theft and vandalism. Adding landscape fencing to your front yard may act as a deterrent for trespassers, solicitors, vandals, and thieves. This is especially true if you pair this type of fence with plants, grass, trees and other attractive yard ornaments. As an added bonus, with an attractive front yard, you are more likely to spend time there where you can get to know your neighbors.
Even if you don’t have a lot of yard space, adding landscape fencing to your patio can add usable square footage to your home. Placed around your brick, stone or cement patio, landscape fencing can create “walls” in a variety of styles, colors, shapes, and materials. From there, the sky is the limit. Create an outdoor “bedroom” by adding a weatherproof daybed and outdoor lights. Build a dining room and eat dinner under the stars with an outdoor dining table and chairs. Or use the space as an outdoor gym or studio or kitchen.
Landscape fencing isn’t just for your garden anymore. Not only can it add value, safety and square footage to your home or outdoor space, but it can also be customized to fit any design vision. Visit Atlantic Fence today to see our assortment of ready-to-purchase landscape fencing materials. Don’t like what you see? We can custom make any size, shape, color or style of fence.