If you live on a large estate and are being asked to Design a Garden Pond, the first question that most of us ask is “Can I have a 6ft fence in my front garden?”. Most home owners find it difficult to imagine a fence in any garden and they often try to fit a fence around their entire garden. Unfortunately, it is usually an expensive project that goes way over budget. Fences are not the only answer though. There are other options that can be considered.
Another question that often arises when gardeners are considering landscaping ponds is “How much concrete will it cost”? The truth is that it all really depends on what type of material is used in the landscaping ponds. Concrete and stone work well in most cases. There is just no need for using other materials such as clay or natural stone.
Other things to consider are the height of the fence and what material you want it to be made of. For example, if you have a pond that is quite deep then you may want to consider installing a heavy-duty chain link fencing. It would be good for the garden as well as keeping unwanted visitors out. However, it can cause privacy issues when your children are walking round the pond.
Landscaping ponds should not be seen as a separate activity. They should be treated as any other garden project by adding some plants, building a water feature and then making improvements. A fence around the pond is essential so that you can enjoy the garden to the full. You do not want your garden to look “cheap” if you have chosen to use landscaping ponds to improve your garden.
To begin your new garden, you must decide whether you want to go “green” or buy some precast fence materials. Both options have their pros and cons. Precast fence materials are environmentally friendly but they are not always the most attractive choice for landscaping gardens. They can look bland and also take up more space than the alternative options so may not be worth considering.
If you are keen on using non-slip materials then you need to think about paving. Paving is not a cheap option but the result can be highly impressive if you use the right kind of material. paving is relatively easy to install and can give your garden a stylish finish. However, it does depend on the size of your garden and the amount of paving that need to be carried out. You can be left with an ugly “junk yard” if you choose to pave your garden with non-slip paving material.
Before you do anything else decide on the type of fence you want. Do you want a privacy fence around your garden? If this is the case then perhaps you should consider getting a chain link fence as this will give you more privacy than a fence around your garden will and also give you more peace of mind.
Once you have decided on the style and size of the garden fence then start measuring the area where you want it to go. Use a tape measure so you know how much space you are going to need to install the fence. Remember to leave plenty of space for the space between the fence and any landscaping ponds or water features that you may want to incorporate into your garden design. Once you have the measurements, make sure that you get a professional fence installer to help you. A good professional fence installer will be able to get the job done efficiently and easily and you will be pleased with the results of your landscaping ponds and water features.