Garden Boundaries

Garden Boundaries

Although their primary functions are to keep people and animals out (or in) and to provide a sense of security, boundaries can also serve a number of other purposes in your garden. They can be used to delineate the limits of your property, provide shelter from wind, noise and pollution, offer a visual barrier preventing people from looking into the garden or by blocking unattractive views, or to make up part of the design framework.

You need to consider the particular type of hedging, fencing, screening or walling that would best surround your plot, whilst fitting in with the overall design of the garden. You will have a huge range of boundary materials to choose from, and it is important to ensure that these materials are compatible with both the style of the house and with its surroundings. For example, whilst wrought or cast iron railings would be effective in a formal or urban setting, they would be less fitting in a country cottage garden.

In this section, we take a look at all your boundary options, including advice on erecting and maintaining a fence, making trellis and building a wall.

Fences
Handy hints on how to put up a fence, maintenance tips and other fencing advice ...
Hedges
Our guide to planting, trimming, shaping and renovating evergreen and deciduous hedges ...
Trellis
Using trellis to liven up a dull area in your garden or to create a living screen ...
Walls
Advice on how to build a wall, the best materials to use and a whole wealth of other information on making walls a feature in your garden ...