Border Fencing

A beautiful aesthetic and highly appealing border fencing can astonish any garden or lawn instantly. It created a borderline highlighting the garden's vegetation and formed a protective layer for the area. It's very helpful to revamp your lawn and contain your pets or kids. And that means you can't just buy any fence that you think will work. Instead, you have to carefully consider the different types and select the one based on size, budget, and more.

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Type of Fencing

The border fencing comes in a variety of different designs and builds. There are a whole lot of them, designed for various purposes. For instance, if you use border fencing for gardens or need the fences for privacy, there are the traditional log-type fences. In contrast, you have contemporary type fencing as an aesthetic look. 

Thus, the first part of selecting your fencing is to decide the purpose it will serve and the level of privacy you expect. Not to mention the design and appeals you expect. The following are a few types you can try. 

Close Border: The close border fencing, popular as feather board fencing, is a traditional solid type of fencing. Here, you fit together multiple boards or logs with vertical edges overlapping each other. It forms a solid structure that provides a neat look and a high level of privacy. The type is typically preferred for gardens or to form barriers against strong wind.

Larch Lap fencing: The larch lap fencing is similar to close border fencing, but you overlap the panel horizontally rather than vertically. The type is also more affordable as it does not need a precise machine or cut boards. You can make it from timber, concrete posts, and even gravel boards. The fence is perfect for adding a rustic look to the garden. But it's not that strong and is prone to strong winds.

Picket fencing: The timber palisade garden border is designed explicitly for front gardens. It doesn't block your view, making them more welcoming and friendly. In addition, this fencing doesn't have any overlapping between the panels. Instead, it uses horizontal panels to fix the vertical sectional with a gap between each panel.

Slatted Fence: Slatted fences are contemporary type fences that are best if you are not concerned about privacy. The design consists of a vertical post that holds the vertical panels with a small gap between each panel. The type is particularly good for sectioning a garden. 

Hit and Miss: Hit and miss fencing is a unique and attractive design that provides style and privacy. It has a double panel structure with horizontal panels alternatively fixed on both the front and backside of the vertical support.

Chainlink: The chainlink fence, also known as the wire netting or the wire mesh fence, is woven. It's made by weaving multiple wires in a zigzag pattern. The type is best if you only need the fences to prevent a pet or your children from getting out of the property and not for privacy reasons.


Every fence is effective to a certain height, except the chainlink. It comes in rolls of 20 to 50 feet that you can join together using screws and metal strips to attain any height required. 


Traditionally, most of the border fences for gardens were developed from wood. The material offered a decent life and complemented vegetation growing in the garden. But wood is prone to weather damage and hence needs proper maintenance. 

Therefore, new alternative materials for fences came to light. Now, you can get the fences in metals like steel or aluminum, vinyl, PVC, and sometimes composites.

The metal border fencing is low maintenance, lightweight, and cleanly finished. Plus, metals offer great strength, making them ideal for commercial and industrial usage. You also have the design choice here. You can get metal fencing in gapped panels, overlapping panels, one-block, woven, and many more designs. 

Vinyl, on the other hand, offers much more smoothness and affordability. It is also completely resistant to corrosion and even washable. And most of all, its look is very identical to wooden fences.

PVC also shares the same properties as vinyl, but it's not that strong. Unfortunately, it's also prone to temperatures, both high and low. As a result, the material becomes softer with high heat and fragile with excessive cold. 

As for composite, it's basically a hybrid of wood and plastic. Thus, the material will offer the looks of wood and its strength but with a lot fewer maintenance requirements.


The material you select will influence the price. Therefore, consider the length of the area you need to cover before selecting material. 

Size of Fencing

The height of your garden fence is directly linked to the purpose it serves. Small to medium-sized fencing is perfect if it's just to mark the area. The large fences are best suited for areas where security and privacy are concerned. In contrast, custom-size fences are best for containing animals like horses. They are best suited for farms.

As for the wire mesh fences, they are the best possible border fencing ideas for public areas. The fence is usually used for creating boundaries of playgrounds.