Choosing Plants for Fence Line
If you are looking for a great new theme for your lawn or garden, consider planting some plants for the fence line. A border is typically defined by a boundary line, something that encloses a garden or yard. Some examples of the most common and attractive borders include cedar, vinyl, plastic, wrought iron, and stone. The type of plants you choose to install on your fence will depend on the style and look you are going for.
If you are installing a vinyl or plastic fence line, there are many different plants for you to choose from. The easiest type of border to use is full sun perennial flowers. These types of flowers don't need much maintenance and stay fairly short-lived, making them a good choice for a fence line. Solid wood fence panels usually do not require shrubs to be trained against them because they don't have anything to cling to unless you add wires or trellises.
Perennials are another great plant for your next fence line. When choosing perennials for a garden or fence, make sure you choose ones that will stay fairly short. Most climbers and shrubs reach maturity in only a few years. If you plant them too early, they may still be struggling when it gets cold in the fall. If you want to try for a long-lived climber or a climber with an aggressive root system, consider planting late in the season or using a variety of climbers that can be divided and stored.
A popular plant for fences is a fern. Ferns grow to be very tall and provide privacy as well as a lush and colorful backdrop for your garden or flowerbeds. There are many different kinds of ferns from which to choose, including those that grow almost up to the ground. These are called climbers and prefer full sunlight, so if you live in a part of the country where you get only a few hours of sun during the day they are a good option. They don't need to be planted in the ground and can be mounted in a hanging pot or container.
Shrubs and vines make an attractive display on a fence line. Vines grow to be quite tall and, in fact, some evergreen shrubs can reach three feet tall and need no soil at all to thrive. Ferns and climbers are also popular choices for garden fences, though they do require a lot of water to keep alive. Foliage is a good option for gardens that are not near a stream or have a lot of water.
When it comes to choosing what types of plants for a fence line you want to use, there are a few things you should consider. One is how fast they grow and how much foliage they have. Another important thing to consider is what kind of flowers they come in. And finally, how large their blossoms are so they will fit on your climber.