A home vegetable garden provides a way of growing your own produce. If your garden is split between a vegetable patch and other flowers and shrubs, then it's a good idea to separate the areas with garden fencing. In addition, fencing can be a useful way of protecting your vegetables from birds and wildlife, who may be keen to eat your produce before you have an opportunity to do so.
Use small panels of wooden fencing to define your vegetable patch and make a decorative feature in your garden. Mini panels of picket-style fencing are readily available at garden centres or hardware stores, or you could make your own if necessary. Keep the wood in its natural colour, varnish it or paint it in fresh white for a traditional country garden look. Add a decorative post or two to create a more unique, personal finish and consider hanging pots of flowers at the top to add a splash of colour.
Create an ornate decorative look around your vegetable garden by opting for black ironwork fencing. Panels are available in both small and large sizes, depending on how much you want to fence off your vegetable garden. One of the benefits of ironwork fencing is that you can see between its bars, so you can keep an eye on your vegetables easily from the house or when working elsewhere in the garden.
Chicken Wire Fencing
Opt for chicken wire style fencing if you need to keep wildlife away from your crops. Chicken wire is particularly good for keeping rabbits, mice and other small rodents away, as they are unable to squeeze through the wire holes. This type of fencing can be a more cost-effective option too, although it may not be as long lasting or durable as other fencing. Check it regularly to ensure there are no flaws or damage and repair as necessary.
Grow box hedging by using Buxus plants around the edge of your vegetable garden to create a green, living fence. If your vegetable garden is in need of fencing soon, then speed growth and establishment of a box hedge by purchasing pot grown plants. Buxus sempervirens, for example, grows about 6 inches per year. If you don't need the hedge so urgently, grow Buxus from seed. Box hedges can be kept neat and tidy by regular clipping. They work well in both country cottage gardens and modern courtyard gardens.
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