In the mid-to-late 17th Century, there was a proverb along the lines of, “Fences make for good neighbors.” At the time it was meant for livestock and farming equipment to stay on the right property during the growing season. However, this proverb is just as true today as it was during the agricultural years of long ago. Fences have numerous benefits to both homeowners and neighbors in the surrounding vicinity. At Arrowhead Landscaping one of our services is professional fence installation, so we know the value and benefit of adding a barrier to your property. Let’s explore how a fence can be an asset to your landscaping.
First and foremost, fencing can be an excellent first layer of security. It can be a deterrent for malicious activity either from a would-be intruder or even wildlife that wants to gain access to your property. Privacy fencing can allow for controlled entry to your yard and garden. While it may not stop a thief completely, it will slow them down and make access just that more difficult. Put enough obstacles in the path of a thief and they may move on to another home.
For homes with a pool, the security of a fence may be a permit requirement from your local municipality. Whether your pool is in-ground or above, your city or town will have rules and requirements for the safe confinement of the swimming area.
A confined space for a pet to roam and play is one of the top benefits of adding fencing to a property. Many homeowners would love to let their pet out and not worry about wandering or, worse yet, having an unknown dog or animal cross paths with your beloved family member.
If you live in a neighborhood where the homes are closely situated, you may want to consider a fence for privacy. When having gatherings with friends and family, a privacy boundary will allow you to have fun while not disturbing the neighbors. This is especially true if you have a pool in your yard and would like to shield your swim from onlookers.
After a plot has been surveyed, a fence is a clear indicator of where you can build, plant, garden, and mow. Even if you are best friends with your neighbor, a delineation line can help stop any future arguments about whose property is whose.
With a wide variety of styles, colors, and patterns, fencing can be a beautiful addition to any property. It can be designed to match the overall look of your home. A fence can be the added frosting to your yard.
If you are considering adding fencing to your yard call Arrowhead Landscaping. We are a full-service landscaping company based out of Danvers, MA that’s been in business since 1998. We pride ourselves on giving exceptional services to our residential and commercial customers. We specialize in hardscape design and stonework. No job is too small or too large.