15 Gorgeous Fences for Your Garden

Be environmentally friendly and use recycled wood to make your garden fence. It doesn’t have to be gross wood that’s falling apart, though. You can find some really good wood in garden pallets and other sources.

A privacy hedge is a clever way to add a boundary to your wall without introducing any non-natural elements. You can use small hedges, tall trees, or any combination you’d like. Privacy hedges keep your yard green but also give you the border you want.

You can’t mention a garden fence without bringing up a picket fence. You could even go for the classic white picket fence. It’s up to you. But they all look great.

Bamboo is an interesting, fun, and really effective material to use for a garden fence. This doesn’t do much to keep out pests (unless you connect the bamboo posts), but it is a great decorative fence. Put the posts in at varying heights.

Wattle fences are super adorable. And they remind me of an English cottage from a Jane Austen novel or something. They vary in difficulty to make, depending on the type and complexity you want, so keep that in mind.

You could also just make a generically rustic fence. Get the right posts with the perfect amount of distress and then add some ivy or other vines. Before you know it, you’ll have a fence that looks like it’s been there for ages!

Wood and brick fences, in my opinion, are some of the cutest out there. They remind me of old, colonial America and how quaint everything was back then. You can use actual bricks or just a veneer. It’s up to you.

For a more modern feel, try corrugated metal panels. They can be placed vertically or horizontally, so keep that in mind. This provides a great combination of natural and urban for a fun and unique yard.

I feel like I’ve started seeing a lot of these fence types around my neighborhood and city. Gabion walls use metal cages that are filled with some sort of material. I like river rocks or other stone because they look the best.

Get creative and use old window shutters or doors to make a fence for your garden. Distress the texture a bit to give it that worn-down look that really adds to the garden. I particularly like the pop of color and style these can add to a garden.

Make this really cool and modern steel fence. As with some of the other styles, it doesn’t keep everything out, but the design is phenomenal. This curved layout helps accentuate the best parts of the metal, I think.

Vinyl fences are a lot like picket fences, but they’re much easier to maintain. They last longer in bad weather and don’t require as much upkeep while still giving you that quaint charm you want.

Why not use some concrete to make a garden fence? It’s easy enough to do, and the concrete can accentuate the natural elements of the garden. This could be a great option for you.

This boundary is made out of Massachusetts Goshen stone. It’s beautiful, fits great together, and blends seamlessly with the garden or yard. It may require a bit more time and money than other projects, but I think it’s worth it.

Wire mesh is a simple yet effective solution if you want a garden fence. If you want one to keep out animals, then this is your answer. It takes less than a day to put up and it will protect your plants.

10 Cute and Easy DIY Fences

You guys, I can never get over how cute a good ol’ fashioned picket fence is. Don’t they just remind you of a simpler time? I love how they so neatly border the whole yard and garden, creating your own little piece of paradise.

Vinyl is another suggestion that’s just as fancy as a picket without so much upkeep. The material makes it really weather-resistant and strong. You can even get kits and materials that are super easy to install.

If you already have a fence but want to add a little something to it, try this. Drill small holes and fill them with marbles. When the light hits them just right, they cast an amazing rainbow of colors on your yard. They’re beautiful to look at.

I’ve always loved shutters, so being able to use them as a fence is perfect! You’ll need shutters tall and strong enough to actually make a fence, but it shouldn’t be too hard. The combination of colors and textures adds such a fun aspect to any yard.

If you want a classy and elegant fence, then look no further. A wrought iron fence is exactly what you need. It’s crisp, clean, and creates an amazing ambiance for your yard. You can’t go wrong with a wrought iron fence.

Add a touch of unique personality to your yard with a bamboo fence. There are quite a few ways to do this, actually, so choose which style is your favorite. You can have just sticks of bamboo, walls of bamboo, or anything in between. You’ll be surprised at how effective and cute this fence is.

For those on a budget, consider a upcycled pallet fence. You just take the strips of wood from old garden pallets, paint them, and create a fence. You’ll just need to get the posts and longboards, but that’s not hard at all. Or you could use the full pallet to make the fence. There are lots of options.

I have a friend who collects doors. I know, weird, right? But I saw this idea and immediately thought of her. A door fence is actually so cute! I love it. Now I may start collecting doors until I have enough to build my own one of these.

I saw this idea and thought it was so fun! All you have to do is paint your fence white and then hang small planks of black wood. It looks like a piano! If you and your family love music, then this is such a clever idea for a fence.

Add some class and style to your backyard with this gabion fence. It’s definitely more work than a lot of the others (plus more money), but it’s so worth it. A gabion fence is effective, gorgeous, and will last for a long time.

9 Privacy Walls to Make Your Backyard and Relaxing Retreat

There are about a million different types of curtains you can use for your privacy wall. Any option is great, as long as you like it. You can go for light and airy ones or thick, sturdy ones to really keep it private.

Hedges are a great privacy wall idea because they also add color and foliage. If you feel your yard is lacking a bit of green, but it’s too small to add plants and a privacy wall, then this is your solution. There are innumerable types you can use, so pick wisely.

A trellis is such a classy and sophisticated privacy wall. It still allows light and a breeze in, but keeps your pesky neighbors from spying. You can get free-standing trellises or ones that come with built-in planters.

Another great idea for people who are tight are yard space is a hanging garden that doubles as a privacy wall. What I like about this is that you can grow flowers and herbs so the wall is also practical.

Old shutters can be touched up and refurbished to make quite an adorable privacy wall. Paint them all one color or go for a fun and eclectic collection. They can even be varying heights, too.

Roman shades are great for an outdoor privacy wall because they just seem like the belong outside. They’re also retractable, too, so you can pull them up if you want. The material and versatility of this wall makes it highly desirable.

I think this chevron privacy wall is pretty much the cutest thing I’ve seen. I love the tiny little spaces between the boards that allow for some sunlight to come in. I think the plain wood looks great, but you could also paint it.

Frosted glass is a solid privacy wall idea, but it will require some money to get installed (especially if you need the mounts built, too). However, if you’re looking for a wall that gives you privacy but doesn’t block out the light or colors from the other side, then this is definitely the best option.

I really like planters as a privacy wall because you can move them around, if need be, and they make your patio and yard feel a bit more natural. I also think they don’t make things feel as cramped since the plants aren’t man-made. But that’s just me. Choose a plant that grows tall and relatively thick for best results.

10 Unique DIY Garden and Yard Borders

I love the class that gabion fences add to any space. For the border to your yard or garden, you can make a small or large fence. Choose rocks or inside materials that goes best with you flowers or other plants your growing.

Pipe pieces add a nice mixture of urban to the natural environment. Choose ones that are rusted or worn down for added texture and style. I would also suggest cutting them at different angles to make the look more engaging and interesting.

Cinderblocks are a pretty cheap and easy way to create a border for your yard, especially if you already have some sitting around. You can paint the blocks if you want something a bit more comfortable, but it’s not necessary.

If you have rocks or other dry aspects in your yard and garden, then use grass as the border. It’s a fun inversion to the typical yard border. Choose a grass or other plant that stands tall, is easy to manage, and is clearly a border.

Use cement to make a border for your yard or garden. You can do a vertical piece as well as a base piece, or just one of them. The versatility of this project makes it one of my favorites.

If you want a classic and elegant border for your yard, then go with brick. It’s simple yet classy enough for any yard. This is especially great if you have a brick patio or other brick features that it can complement.

Store up all those wine bottles and make a border out of them! I would suggest the same type and color of wine bottles so it doesn’t look to eclectic. But again, that’s a personal preference. Stick them upside and make your border!

I never really thought of shells as working well as a border, but I was wrong. These shells seem like such a natural and easily integrated part of the yard. The best part is you can use ones you find yourself, so the border has a story!

These bent branches work together so well to make a fantastically rustic border for your yard or garden. I love the whole fairy tale effect that it creates. Choose branches that are flexible enough and the right size.

Metal is always a good choice for a garden border, especially if you have some very earthy plants. You can use a strip of copper, a stretch of galvanized metal, or any other type you see fit.