Got a small garden and an ugly fence? Give your garden that designer look for less with these fantastic screening solutions from Charlie Albone.
Gardens, no matter how small, are a real asset to any property. They provide space for seating, eating and a play area, as well as an outlook from your home.
But if your garden is small, you could find yourself staring at a blank wall or ugly fence - which isn’t the most attractive backdrop..
However there is a way to fix this! There are some fantastic screening options out there for you to give your space an instant face lift.
1) A really useful garden product is bamboo screening. It looks great and couldn’t be easier to use.
You simply buy it by the pack, roll it out and secure it to a wall or sturdy fence with galvanized nails.
No special tools required and it adds instant impact!
2) There are a few varieties of screen available. For a rustic look this brush does the trick, while this reed provides an interesting texture.
3) If you want to cordon off an area in your garden without building a fence then a slatted screen is a great solution.
It’s like the modern equivalent of the old diamond lattice screen…and there are a number of variations you can play with.
4) Nothing dresses up a fence or wall, more than greenery and there are lots of options for vertical gardens.
You can go for bespoke, but they can be very expensive costing around $1000 per square meter. A more cost effective DIY option is these great vertical garden kits.
Just fix them to a strong fence or wall, pot up your plants and hey presto!
And the best part is they even come with their own irrigation system. You can read my complete guide to building a vertical garden here.
There really are no excuses for staring at an ugly fence! Give your garden that designer look for less with these fantastic solutions.