What You Need To Know About Fencing In Somerset
If you’re looking for a way to mark off the boundaries of your property and also set off your plants to perfection, then you’ve got to consider whether fencing is right for your Somerset garden.
There are lots of different fence panels available so you’re sure to be able to find the right one for you and your outdoor areas, but the most common ones you’ll typically find in other people’s gardens are standard waney edge panels, made of horizontal strips of wood. These represent great value for money so if you’re working to a tight budget, do give this option proper consideration.
Alternatively, you might be more taken with closed feather edge panels which are a bit more expensive than the standard option but they’re very tough and durable, with the strips vertical instead of horizontal.
These days, you don’t have to compromise on aesthetics when it comes to garden fencing in any way and there are lots of decorative options on the market as well, so if you are keen to have something with a curved top, for example, you certainly can. But be mindful that these tend to be more on the expensive side so perhaps budget constraints will mean you need to think again.
Another point you’ll need to bear in mind is whether or not you should have a gravel board installed. These are protective barriers between the fence and the ground, keeping the boards away from any moisture and helping them live a long, happy and rot-free life.
When installing your fence posts, make sure they go in as deep as you can get them. If you’ve got a fence that’s six foot high, you should dig the posts down two foot at least and secure them with some concrete as well. This will stop them from coming into contact with wet earth and will help prevent rot.
In terms of time, you should give yourself at least a day to get your new fence in place but it would be worth getting the professionals in because it is a big job and can be tricky. Most of the time is taken up with digging holes for the fence posts – so if you do need some help, get in touch with us here at Andrew Tabor Landscaping today.