How to Landscape Around Tubular Fencing
Tubular fencing offers a very minimalist and yet aesthetically pleasing way to fence around a property. One of the reasons this fence design has remained popular is that it is simple to install, whether you have it professionally installed or you go for the DIY option. Tubular fencing also offers unobtrusiveness, beauty and convenience. It is also sturdy, needing low maintenance hence giving it the ability to last for many years.
Tubular fencing has a wide variety of applications. It is suitable for residential properties, pool areas and commercial properties where a decorative finish is desired. Furthermore, tubular fencing can be modified to be quite secure and hence can also be used for industrial properties. The raw materials for manufacturing tubular fences are often iron, stainless steel or aluminium
Tubular fences can be manufactured to one’s requirements, hence making them suitable for whatever unusual terrain or landscape you are working with. To give a decorative touch to your pool, commercial or residential area, landscaping around the fencing by adding plants is a sure way to get the desired appearance. There are a variety of ways to do this, and if done well, your property will stand out from the rest and have the added advantage of privacy which plants may provide.
Landscaping around your tubular fence is a simple task that you can do yourself. There are three main reasons it is recommended to landscape around your fence. First, in case your fence is around a pool or a residential area, it will soften up the metallic and industrial look of the fence, making it more appealing to the eye. Next, landscaping will camouflage any effects of wear and tear that the metallic fence may have accumulated over the years, hence still maintain its charm.
Lastly, landscaping can be used to play up a decorative theme that the owner of the property has in mind. Whether it is a modern and sophisticated garden or a traditional garden with roses and vines, landscaping your fence can be vital in accomplishing this.
Vines are a simple and inexpensive way to style your fence. They offer privacy and also add enormous aesthetic value to your property. Tubular fences are the perhaps the best fences to install vines in, as they will not suffer the rotting or destructive effects wooden fences may face. Planting vines on your tubular fence involve first, choosing the right vine for you. Some vines may be more geared towards privacy while others are used for flowering and their smell.
Next, is planting the vines. The most effective way to do this is digging a hole about 18 inches from the fence, and then putting up a temporary support such as a bamboo cane next to the hole. Tie the climber on the cane and lean it against the fence. After watering the plant, your vine should be good to go. To ensure that the vine retains water, mulching the area around the hole is a good idea.
Another way to spruce up your tubular fence is to take advantage of the fences perpendicular scope by planting tall trees and shrubs directly in front of the fence. This will do two things. First, it will give the fence a splash of colour, especially if your tubular fence is a boring metallic grey colour. Planting trees and shrubs directly in front of the fence will also add an aspect of privacy and help the fence appear natural.
Another creative way to landscape around your tubular fence is to create curved flower beds around it, winding into the fence and back out. Creating curved flower beds with a variety of flowers will also make the area around the fence be aesthetically pleasing and soften the industrial look of the fence.
For optimal results, it may be wise to consult a landscaping expert on how best to carry out the landscaping that has been described. However, landscaping around tubular fences should be a fairly easy affair.
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