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Backyard Landscaping


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Some fences are for keeping things in or out, and some are for privacy. Fences are also great for decorating your front and back yard to accent your home and to indicate property lines. With so many different types of fences out there, you just to need to know your needs and your taste and build one that will last you and your family a long time.


Building a fence, be it wooden or cast iron, is part of backyard landscaping. Choosing a professional to create a landscape design can transform your property and increase the value of your home. Landscape design in places like Barrie, Wasaga Beach, Innisfil, and Orillia can include fences that can be both decorative and practical.


Before having a fence installed, ask yourself what your reason is for installing it. If it’s strictly utilitarian — keeping the dog in the yard — you can probably get by with a basic chain-link fence. If you’re looking to block noise or add privacy, you will want something tall and solid. Perhaps your ideas are more complex where you want to protect pets, but you also want to add a decorative element to your home’s exterior. Whatever its purpose, a fence can function in many ways, but the first step is to decide what you’re looking for to choose one that works for you.


Once you’ve selected the type of fence you want, it’s very important to know where the fence is going to go. The most important thing you need to do is to ensure you know your property lines. Having a survey is very helpful when creating a landscape design; it should show the property lines so that when the fence is installed, it is installed in the proper location.


There is an element of etiquette to installing a fence as part of your landscape design. It’s important that the nicer side of the fence face the neighbours, while the integrity side, with the wood rails and the like, should face the inside. A professional will ensure that both sides of the fence look aesthetically pleasing. Professionals like Gardens of Prestige will help you to generate ideas as part of the landscape design.

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