One of the most common questions that people ask when landscaping ponds is, “Do I need a fence around my pond?” Fences can add an attractive element to your landscaping ponds, but are there other options that will work just as well? There are a number of different things that you can do to customize your landscaping ponds so that they will not only look good but will also work well in your garden. Here is a look at a few of these options so that you will know if a fence is needed around your pond.
One of the first things that you can do is make your landscape pond fence pre-built. There are many landscape ponds companies that have pre-built fences that you can buy and then customize to your specifications. Most of the fences that these landscape ponds companies sell come with the frame and a bottom rail. This makes it much easier to put up a fence around your pond as it is already assembled.
If you are worried about privacy, you can always choose to build a fence that extends over the top of your pond. You can choose a fence that is three feet high and then six feet wide, or you can even get a fence that is a little bit taller and that has a gate built around it. Make sure that you install a gate that is large enough to accommodate your cat or dogs. You will also want to put a lock on it as well. The gate will be an easy way for people to access your garden from the road, or to let out their garden hose if they happen to come by while you are landscaping.
If you do not want to build a fence for security reasons, you can choose to buy a pre-built fence around your garden pond. There are several companies that sell landscaping ponds that come with fences already built. You should plan on having this fence installed by a professional. This way you can be assured that the fence is sturdy and will withstand the test of time. It may be a good idea to look at some fencing samples in order to make sure that you choose the style of fence that will compliment the rest of your landscaping.
The other consideration when it comes to security is where the fence will lead to. Most fences around gardens use chain link, because it is very low maintenance and yet very strong. Some people also use gates to separate different areas in their garden pond. If gates are part of your fence, make sure that they lead to a secure area in the yard so that no one will be able to access your garden pond without your authorization.
Another important question that you need to ask yourself when asking the question “Do I need a fence around my garden pond?” is what you will be using the garden pond for. If you want to keep a portion of your garden just for yourself and your family, then you will not need a very high fence around the pond. However, if you have plans of selling your home, installing a high and expensive fence would be pointless as the main attraction in your yard will still be your garden pond.
After answering these questions, you should also think about your budget and how much you are willing to spend on a fence. If you are in a location that does not offer many options when it comes to fencing materials, then you might want to stick with steel or vinyl. Vinyl fences are usually quite durable and easy to maintain. Steel, on the other hand, might not be the best choice for you if you live in a very rainy area. Also make sure that you ask your local laws before deciding on the best material for your needs.
Other than those two main questions, there really is no other question that you should ask yourself before you decide on the perfect garden pond for you and your home. Make sure you install a fence that fits your budget as well as looks good in your garden. This will also allow you to truly enjoy your garden. Make your dream garden a reality by asking yourself these questions before you begin building.