Choosing the Right Type of Fence

The Best Fencing Choices For a Large Property

When you have a very large property, you need to carefully consider your choice of fencing. A very long, solid panel fence can be rather imposing and downright dull when stretched over a large plot of land, whereas a small or short fence can seem out of proportion for that large space. To ensure you choose the best fence for your large yard, note a few suggestions you might consider and discuss with your fencing contractor.

Glass fencing

Glass fencing is a good choice for larger properties, as it won't look overwhelming and imposing. You can plant landscaping in front of the glass where you need privacy, while the panels will provide sound insulation for your property. Glass panels can be angled around mature trees or areas of shrubbery on the property, and the panels can also be extra tall, if you need to keep pets inside the yard and wildlife out, without seeming imposing or claustrophobic.

Mesh fencing

Mesh fencing works well for large properties because the mesh allows in sunlight and air circulation, so the space won't seem completely closed in. Opt for a large mesh opening for as much light and air as possible, and choose a lighter colour of fencing material so the fence won't seem dark and drab. You can also break up the look of mesh fencing by planting growing vines at the base of the fence, allowing the vines to weave their way through the mesh.

Split rail fencing

Split rail fencing has a very rustic look to it; this fence is made up of timber beams that are set horizontally between thick posts. While this type of fence may not offer much security against trespassers, it's open enough to keep it from looking too overwhelming when stretched along a large plot of land.

Wood slat fencing

Wood slat fencing is a good choice for large yards because the slats can be made of various sizes, and spaced at various distances between each other. This breaks up the monotonous look of a panel fence, while still offering lots of privacy. A slatted fence will also allow air and light to come through the slats, and you can even use the edges of the slats to hang potted plants, lighting fixtures, and other accessories, breaking up the look of an otherwise imposing fence. For even more distinction, choose a different material for posts between sections of slats, such as poured concrete, brick, or thick metal beams. This will also keep the large fence from looking bland and boring.