There are many benefits to adding a fence to your farm, from increasing your curb appeal to more substantial gains like protecting your assets. While all of these are wonderful reasons to install a fence, you must keep in mind that you are not the only person whose farm will be affected by this helpful addition. Your choices will impact your entire neighborhood and most especially your neighbors on the other side of your fence. If you want to be sure that you keep the peace and ensure your fence has a positive impact on those around you then here are farm fencing ideas creating a fence that will make everyone happy.
Know your farm boundary.
One thing to consider when you are planning to install a fence is your property line. You should review the papers you received when you bought your home to be sure you know where exactly your property ends and your neighbors begin. It is also a good idea to discuss your fence with your neighbors and be sure that you both agree on the property lines. Having your plans approved ahead of time will save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Mind about the outside view!
While you may be tempted to have to best view of your fence be from your front porch the proper way to install a fence is so that the best view is from the street or your neighbor's house. There are many fencing options. Shadow box fencing and board on board fencing both offer you the same look on both sides of your fence.
If you choose either of these styles, you will not have to worry about how your fence looks from any angle. Stockade fencing on the other hand only has one finished side, so you will need to ensure that the finished side faces out. If you are planning to plant hedges or other vegetation around the inside of your fence this type of fencing is perfect because you won't see the fence from inside your property.
Building a sustainable Farm fence.
Proper spacing between posts and also between the bottom rail of your fence and the ground is crucial to creating a sustainable and efficient fence for your farm. Using gray gravel to line the holes for your fence posts is an excellent way to build a strong and reliable hedge and still allow for proper drainage. If you space your posts 6 to 8 feet apart, your fence will stand up better in severe weather. Some terrains or materials may call for posts to be placed closer together. If the bottom rail is too close to the ground bugs and moisture can significantly decrease the life of your fence. By keeping your fence at least 4 to 6 inches off the ground, you will have a great looking fence that adds beauty and security to your property for many years to come.