Curating a backyard garden is a pretty satisfying task and if gardening is your passion then taking proper care of your greens comes naturally. A garden blooms beautifully, only if it is nurtured properly. A fence does the job of protecting the garden naturally in ways more than one. Here are a few good reasons why fencing should be considered;

#1 Providing Shelter

 Installing a fence around the garden will act as a barrier to obstruct the forces of wind from gushing into the plot and destroying the garden. It also favors other plants in the garden by providing shading around them and thereby diluting the effect of Dubai’s scorching sun rays from destroying the garden greens.

#2 Security Reasons

 A fence will keep the garden protected from stray animals running around and chewing on your garden beds. If you stay with pets and children, the fence will act as a security barrier and create a conducive environment for them to thrive freely.

#3 Enhances Beauty

 Boundaries come in so many different shapes, sizes, color, & styles to match the garden setting and add a distinctive character to your backyard. Your landscaping stylist may give you options in choosing the fence material; which could be; cement-based, concrete, wooden, or even fancy glass decals. Furthermore, vibrant colors and textures enhance the overall vibe of the place and its beauty.

What is Live Fencing?

Live fencing in the gardens includes woody species of trees & plants growing in close proximity to each other. This live border grows on the periphery of the plot and literally appears to create a barrier that is impossible for trespassers to get through. Live fences not only look good but are also sustainable and keep insects & pests out of the bay.

Most Common plants used as hedges in fencing include;

#1 Clerodendrum Inermis

This shrub comes under the protective hedging category and is an evergreen mangrove. Clerodendrum plant has beautiful white flowers all through the year and its distinctive characteristics can be attributed to its dark green coloured leaves. Choose a sunny spot to grow them, as this tree loves to be sun-kissed. However, one needs to plan well in advance to allow it to grow until a certain height.

 #2 English Ivy

English Ivy is also called as Hedera Helix and is an evergreen perennial. It grows horizontally across the ground and covers the edges of the garden, almost uniformly. It also has the potential to grow vertically and climb as high as 80 feet in height. Ivy has glossy leaves which are dark green in color and they grow well even in shady settings where there is less sun.

#3 Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea is a sun-loving plant and it grows rapidly across the UAE. Bougainvillea flowers bloom in the months of November to May and you can spot their flowers in red, orange, pink, and purple colors. This plant advances on the wall vertically, especially on a spot that receives the most sunlight. Choose a wall that is strong enough to hold the climber in place.

These green garden fences require minimal maintenance and the installation doesn’t cost too much either. Just make sure you sufficiently water the plants and expose them to adequate sunlight throughout the year.

A natural fence lasts longer than a wooden fence which may corrode over time. The odour of these green fences keeps pests such as; snakes, mosquitoes, rodents & other predators from entering the gardens & causing damage.

Olivia Rhye
Product Designer, Homezen

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