In this article I want to give you 7 small garden fencing ideas, that would make your backyard look absolutely fabulous.
They say a fence is like a frame, so how would a beautiful painting look without one? Not very good, I guess…
A fence is one of the key elements of every garden, simply because it is one of the first things you notice when entering it. It’s really important to choose your fence well, so that it suits your garden’s style and makes it look natural.
However, when it comes to smaller gardens, it’s a bit more difficult because there are several things to consider. For this reason, in this post I want to show you some small garden fencing ideas and give you some tips about how to fence a small garden properly, so that the fence you choose to be the best possible option for your beautiful garden.
Tips for fencing a small garden
- Check how much space you have
Small gardens tend to have a very little portion between the area where plants grow and the area where the fence should be placed, so even for a small garden, make sure this portion is large enough to let you pass.
A great tip to make a small garden look more spacious would be to keep this portion to the minimum. What do I mean by this? That you should choose the smallest portion that is large enough for you to cross it.
Though this sounds a bit complicated, it’s not so at all, on the contrary, it’s a really simple tip that will give a more spacious sense to your garden.
- A creative fence will draw the attention from the small space
I’m sure you agree with me here, but you’re probably wondering what exactly I mean by “creative fence”.
Well, it’s a nicely decorated fence, different of the boring, regular fences we see everywhere. For example, what would you say about a simple fence, covered by tall plants that rinse above it? Wouldn’t it seem uncommon, beautiful and also, extremely creative? I bet your answer is yes. 😀
But the most important thing these tall plants would do is to make your garden look much bigger, thanks to the height the add to it. Believe me, using tall plants on the fence is a great tip for a small garden.
- Consider planting a Columnar tree
These varieties are highly recommended for smaller garden because they are that type of trees that grow tall and slim (if a tree can be slim 😛 ). This feature they have has a great effect on your garden’s appearance, as it becomes larger, or at least it gives this impression.
Columnar trees aren’t very hard to get and they grow easily. In fact, another advantage is that they don’t grow extremely tall. If this happened, they might have seemed a bit too large and unsuitable for such a garden, but as they reach 10 feet at most, they’re just perfect.
Types of fences for small gardens
Although most of us have in mind just one major type of garden fence, there are many more options actually. It’s true that the most popular are probably the best for this case, it’s better to take a look at all the possibilities you have.
1. Picket fences
These are definitely the most common type of fences I’ve seen, probably because of their tidy aspect, simplicity and low price. In fact, a picket fence would go just fine in a small garden.
You probably agree that it would be really awkward to put a tall, thick fence in a small garden. The only thing it would do would be to make it look crowded and weird.
But a picket fence would be the perfect choice if you want to give the impression of a larger garden, thanks to its simple design and charming aspect. So if you want to stick to the classic, the picket fence is a great option.
2. Trellis fences
Trellis fences are a type that I totally love. It seems to me that having the ability to partially see through a fence makes the place more interesting and more attractive, so if we’re talking about a garden, it’s even better.
In this case, for a small garden you don’t have to choose a really tall trellis fence. There are several types, including some lower ones, which are perfect for small spaces.
When it comes to me, I would choose a trellis fence for my garden, but that’s because I’m a bit obsessed with it, not necessarily because it’s the only one that looks good. However, it is one of the items that belong to the “Good fence types” category.
3. Decorative fences
These would be recommended for people whose garden is somewhere in the backyard and it has no connection with the street. I say this to make sure there are no bad surprises.
A decorative fence is very small, and as you already noticed from its name, it has a mainly decorative purpose, it’s not something you can count on when it comes to protection.
That’s why, if you need a fence that is purely decorative, this one would be the best choice, as it’s probably the most beautiful garden fence, ideal for small spaces, like yours.
There are a lot of materials you can choose from, and the best thing is that the prices are quite good, so you shouldn’t worry about this. Just select what you want and you’re ready.
Small garden fencing ideas
As usual, in the end I will show you some real pictures of some small garden fences, which you can use as a source of inspiration or as an idea of what exactly you want. I will try to give you some explanations and tips under each photo, to make it easier for you to understand what’s good about it. So, here we go. 😀
Here we have a beautiful decorative fence, that matches perfectly with a small garden. You can see the small shrubs, whose purpose is to give a sense of space. In case I didn’t say this before, remember that white is the most common color for decorative fences, simply because of the same reason, it gives a feeling of larger space, and eliminates the crowded atmosphere.
I’m sure this photo convinced you about the beauty of decorative fences and how well they fit to a small garden, so if you’re thinking about this type of fence, I think you’ve found a great choice.
In this picture we have a gorgeous trellis fence, that looks amazing thanks to its natural aspect. I absolutely love the thing that plants can grow over and through the fence, it makes me think about a both domestic and wild decor.
You can see in the left the tall plant that was placed there in order to give a feeling of height, larger space, and it manages to do this, as you can see. So if you’ve a fan of wilderness and dream about transforming your garden into a small piece of forest, that’s the perfect fence for your small garden.
In the end, we got to the most famous garden fence type, the picket one, and in this picture you can see the comfort and charming aspect it has. That’s exactly why it’s so common.
Though the garden from this picture is definitely not the most beautiful one I’ve seen in my life, the fence seems to come to life, thanks to this great style trick, placing a climbing plant with colorful flowers on it. In this way, it will definitely grab everyone’s attention and receive many compliments for that “beautiful” garden, which is indeed beautiful, if we think about it.
So if you like classic and you choose this picket fence, remember to add some colorful element, that will become the main focal point of your garden.
If you’re looking for some small garden fencing ideas, keep in mind some tips about it: the crossing space should be large enough, you might want to use a Columnar tree at one point and decorating your fence would make it a lot more interesting.
No matter if you choose a picket, trellis or decorative fence for your small garden, make sure it matches you garden decor and that it’s suitable for it. The rest if up to you. 🙂
I really hope you liked my small garden fencing ideas and I’m really curious to hear some of your ideas about how to fence a small garden, so if you want, you can write a comment below. 😀