Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Use the Right Fence to Create a Winter Wonderland or a Rustic Garden

Different people want to create different looks for the outsides of their homes. In fact, there's something to be said for exterior decoration as well as interior decoration! The color in which you paint your home, the way you keep your yard, the plants you grow in it and the type of fence you use to surround it can all help to create different looks. So be sure to coordinate these when you're setting up a home.

Here are some fence color tips that will help you to create different looks for the exterior of your home:

Slate Grey to Create a Winter Wonderland

If it is winter and not much is growing in your yard, you can paint your fence blue-grey or slate grey to create a wintry look which is sophisticated and calming at the same time. This technique works well if your home is also painted in the same cool colors.

Even if you live in a place where it doesn't snow, you can still create a wintry look in your yard. Try creating a rock garden and using dried branches for decoration. Stone accessories scattered around the yard also work well with the winter theme.

Use a Stain to Create a Rustic Look

If you're going for a rustic, well-worn look in your yard, you can use a stain on your fence to match. A rustic yard is one that looks like it has just been thrown together but it has really been carefully crafted to create little nooks and crannies that fit in with the natural environment.

A rustic garden might contain asymmetrically planted flower beds or plants that grow a little wild. Small gravel paths, naturally growing trees, natural-looking rock gardens and tables, and chairs placed in strategic corners can all make a lovely, rustic-looking yard.

Plus, a fence that has been painted with a stain will fit right in. The advantage of a stain is that it adds a touch of color but also lets the grain of the wood show from underneath. You can go with a green or blue stain to match the greenery of your yard.

Questions? We encourage you to give us a call.

Monday, February 19, 2018

3 Advantages of Installing a Picket Fence on Your Property

If you're looking to add some character to your home and improve its curb appeal, a picket fence will do just that! While other styles may offer more privacy, the beauty and charm of a picket fence is unrivaled. Below are five advantages of this style of fencing:

Elegant Design

Of course, the natural wood used to build most picket fences offers a timeless look and color. However, those built with materials such as aluminum or vinyl provide an appearance just as elegant as wood. Because no matter what materials are used, the unique spacing of the pickets separates this style from all the rest.

Limited Obstruction

Perhaps you've been hesitant about installing a fence because you don't want to appear as if you're trying to block out the rest of the world, especially your neighbors. The good news is picket fences offer a perfect balance for people who want to avoid building a "blockade," but are still interested in maximizing the aesthetics of their home.

Since picket fences tend to be relatively low in height and offer an ideal level of transparency, you can enjoy a classic look without disrupting the line of sight from either the inside or outside of your property. The only reason why your neighbors could ever feel indifferent about it would be due to their envy for its lovely design.

Complements Your Landscaping

Anybody that takes pride in their landscaping would find that a picket fence serves as an ideal supplementary feature to their home. Whether it lines up alongside green grass, a flower bed or bushes, for example, this style of fencing would provide a signature element to your landscape design. And if you were to use wood materials, you can customize it to your liking with a new coat of paint year after year.

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