Autumn is here so you know what that means. Frosty mornings, the crunch of leaves, bonfires, and massive heating bills. To save energy, and hopefully cut costs, here’s a few DIY tips before winter.
Tips for decorating your garden fence
If you’re short on space in your garden, making the most of your fence can help you create a garden without taking up precious floor space. There’s a lot that you could do with your fence, but here are some of our favourite ways to transform a plain old fence into a garden feature.
- Use lots of colour
Fences don’t have to be brown or green; your fence can be as vibrant, vivid and colourful as you’d like! You could even choose a scheme that complements or contrasts your flowers – either way it’s sure to create a statement piece for your garden.
From Moroccan Red to Pink Jasmine and Sundial yellow, we’ve got 24 colours for you to choose from to make your garden fence ‘pop’! Not only does it look good, it’s waterproof and protects the wood too.
- Build some hanging planters
You might think it’s hard to attract wildlife to your garden without shrubs, plants or trees, BUT you don’t need grass to appeal to the birds and bees. Planters can be hung from fence posts or you can get creative and build makeshift shelves for pots to sit on. Paint these too for a colourful paradise in your small back garden.
It’s really easy to attach a bird box to your fence too. Secure it with nails that won’t rust and make sure it’s well out of reach of any cats that may visit your garden!
- Add climbing flowers
Another way to introduce nature to your garden without compromising on floor space, is with a trellis. Clematis, bougainvillea and wisteria are all perfect for a trellis as they will just climb and climb and climb – but be sure to cut them back regularly so they don’t make their way next door.
Securely fix the trellis to your fence with waterproof screws to make sure the weight of your plants doesn’t overwhelm it.
- Express yourself
Think of your fence as a blank canvas with few limits. Whatever you want to do to it, you can. From hanging mirrors and lights to using kid’s wellies as a planter – the choice is yours. Try to maintain a practical element while still looking decorative and you’ll soon have a fantastic focal point for your small garden.
We caught up with Katy of Buttonfly Furniture recently and she shared some tips those of you keen to start an upcycling project may find useful.
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