Securing your garden comes down to the right fencing choice. Below are the different options available.
Different Fencing Options
The best choice to secure your garden is composite fencing, mainly for its durability and aesthetics. Composite fencing is made from a mix of wood and plastic that is resistant to weather and infestation from insects. Maintenance is easy with the use of soapy water and a soft bristle brush to keep it looking good for years to come.
The service life of composite fencing is up to 15 years with regular maintenance and is kinder to the environment, making it a great long-term investment.
Plastic (PVC) or synthetic fencing is produced with no wood content, is equally durable and can be more budget-friendly than some composite fencing brands. Plastic fencing can appear “plastic,” so does not mimic the natural appearance of wood. It can resist the elements, does not fade and is easy to clean with no need to paint, seal or stain.
Plastic fencing offers a long service life, although some composites may outlast PVC.
Plastic fencing can only be disposed of in landfills or incineration, which releases toxic fumes and is therefore not kind to the environment.
Wood fencing is the most budget-friendly choice but is less durable compared to composite and plastic. Requires more maintenance—scrubbing, sanding, sealing, painting, or staining.
Ideal for homeowners on a budget, though longevity is compromised. Wood fencing encourages the felling of trees, which is not great for the environment either.
Composite fencing is the best choice since it combines durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. Plastic (PVC) fencing is a close contender, offering a cost-effective alternative but not being environmentally friendly when produced or disposed of. However, if you are on a tight budget, wood fencing could be an option, but keep in mind the additional maintenance it demands.