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What are some backyard fencing ideas?

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Some ideas for a backyard fence include adding an ornate wrought iron fence, using interesting materials for a modern-style fence or adding plants and flowers around a traditional fence. There are also standard fencing designs, such as picket fences and metal fences.

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Privacy fences keep out nosy neighbors and allow enjoyment of family time without distractions. Wood is one of the best options for this type of fence since the wood planks are close together with no gaps. There are also vinyl fences fabricated to look like wood, but the vinyl is pest- and moisture-resistant. It is best to treat and seal a wood fence.

Plants and flowers can decorate the area around the backyard fence. This can make the fenced area more interesting, and having plants near the fence provides more privacy. Since wrought iron fences and picket fences have gaps and that give others a way to look into the backyard, planting a variety of bushes and plants in front of the fence blocks the view. These plantings should not require a lot of watering. If they are in front of a wood fence and receive frequent watering, that water may cause mold formation or deterioration of the fence.

Two-toned wood planks create a modern backyard fence. This offers a more unique perspective and creates more interest in the space. It is ideal for a modern or contemporary home where the fence becomes the focal point of the yard.

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