Inspiring Yard and Garden Fence Ideas
Deer fences can delineate outdoor space, provide privacy and security, and add some design flair. And there are many yard and garden fence ideas to choose from. They range in height, materials, structure, and more. Some fences can be DIY projects while others require a higher skill level to put together.
If you’re considering installing a fence, here are some yard and garden fence ideas to help inspire you.
Wood and Wire Elegance
Wood and chicken wire are simple materials. But this fence shows how they can be combined to create a fence that is both functional and elegant. The fencing helps to protect the raised garden beds from critters. And it provides a support structure on which plants can climb.
DIY Iron Fence
This easy-to-install iron fence can be put in place in one afternoon. It’s as sturdy as a chain-link fence, but its design and black finish make it much more elegant. Plus, its streamlined simplicity will allow it to fit anywhere on your property. You can use it to protect garden beds, set off an outdoor dining or seating space, and more.
Geometric Wood Fence
Think outside the box with wood fence ideas by doing something a little more exciting than simple vertical or horizontal slats. This geometric wood fence both delineates property and adds plenty of design flair. It also doesn’t impede the view beyond the fence. Yet the wire between the wood pieces still works to keep rabbits and other garden pests out.
Stepped Wood Fence
A stepped fence is an ideal solution if you’re building on a hill. It’s visually appealing, working with the geography of the land. And it offers privacy no matter where you’re standing on the hill. The horizontal slats on this wood fence act to smoothly draw your eyes across the fencing, so the step effect doesn’t look too choppy.
DIY Rustic Fence
This simple wood-and-wire fence that surrounds a garden is stained with a DIY solution. It’s made by soaking steel wool in vinegar and then using the slurry to add color to the wood. The stain color can react differently on various woods and tends to deepen with age. The end result is a unique and rustic DIY fence that you can make with just a few basic and inexpensive materials.
Black Wood Fence
When considering wood fence ideas, black probably isn’t a color that immediately comes to mind. However, a black fence can be a stylish addition to an outdoor space, especially for contemporary homes. It can create a cozy and private area, depending on the fence style. And the black color will make any surrounding greenery pop.
The wood pallet is one of the best repurposed materials from which to build a DIY garden fence. Pallets can be found inexpensively or even for free. They give off a rustic vibe and offer many design options in how you put them together to construct fence panels. You can even paint them a color that coordinates with your home and garden space.
Traditional Picket Fence
What is more classic than a white picket fence? Not only does it add curb appeal to a home, but it also allows flowers and other plants to pop. Plus, picket fences can be beautiful additions to most styles of homes—from colonials to capes to farmhouses. They also come in many materials, including wood and vinyl.