To Fancy Up a White Picket Fence

A white picket fence adds a enchanting and homey feel to your yard and garden. It can, however, appear boring. Your personality is shown by making the picket fencing your personal and tastes. A fence which enhances your yard is created by adding hardware colour and plants. The fence is made a characteristic of your landscape layout rather than only a background and boundary by using materials suited to use of the appropriate scale and layout.

Paint the posts a different color that contrasts with your landscape theme and home colours. Posts painted another colour than white adds dimension to the fence. Clean the posts with biodegradable dish soap and hot water. Sand any rough patches and tighten any nails or screws. Use a fantastic excellent exterior paint and brush to provide the very best coverage.

Change the hardware onto the gate. Decorative latches hinges and handles bring a new, fresh look.

Install arbor or an archway on the entrance gate. An arched entrance creates the sensation of a door and adds height to the picket fence. In addition, it works as a trellis for climbing plants that provide a pop of color and feel. Perennials such as climbing roses and clematis work nicely in an arbor. Clematis grows in all U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones, and rising roses tolerate the climate in USDA zones 5 through 9, based on the variety. Annuals either from the genus Ipomoea, like moonflower vine and morning glory, make quick-growing additions to an archway.

Use other decorative toppers or copper, such as wooden lights caps, to add the picket fence and sophistication. Garden centers and hardware stores sell numerous styles of post caps. Pick something which matches your current house and landscape layout. You can substitute the caps by placing decorative types on other posts and styles near walkways and gates.

Plant a flower border along the fence in order to add colour, texture and varying heights. Use cool-colored plants to provide depth and hot ones to produce the fence feel closer. Mix perennials, annuals and evergreen foliage to give interest year-round. Put the lowest-growing at front and the plants at the trunk.

Hang baskets, paintings, mirrors and wood accents onto the fence. Specialty, decorative planters provide the fence personality. A carefully placed mirror reflects a focus of the landscape. It brings more light into a secure place.

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