A privacy fence can be a great addition to your property. But now that spring has sprung, you’ll probably see all manner of woodland creatures venture out and treat your carefully tilled garden as a buffet table. But how close can the fence and the garden be? It’s time to answer some pressing questions.
Who Owns the Fence?
The above question can be a thorny one. Since you’re the one putting it up, it should belong to you. But let’s say that your neighbor installed the fence, and you are just using your side as you see fit. So, you’ll need to exercise some good neighborly etiquette and share no matter who technically owns the fence. Besides, keeping a positive relationship with your neighbor is necessary for this situation – you don’t want them to take down the fence unexpectedly and ruin all your hard work landscaping around it!
How Much Shade?
Shade is a factor that becomes increasingly important to consider as we inch ever closer to the full bloom of summer. During the summer, the sun will start to beat down on your privacy fence and anything that is around it. The fences might also throw too many shadows over your garden, meaning the plants you’re cultivating might not get enough sunlight, and consequently, they don’t thrive.
Don’t forget to account for why you’re gardening. You’re going to enough room to get in and work on it, but even if all you want to do is grow fruits, veggies, and herbs, that doesn’t mean it needs to be ugly. Add a birdbath or two. You can also add some chairs and tables for a pleasant place to sit and sip lemonade this spring. When you try to add these features, they won’t fit unless you leave enough room between the edge of your garden and where you plan on installing the privacy fence.
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