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Get creative with your garden fencing

What to do with garden fence panels: ideas from the Turnbull team

Installing fence panels is a quick way to make your garden design much more interesting and flexible, instantly creating sheltered veggie patches, secret gardens, family play areas or a quiet area for a garden office. Grange Professional Lap Fence Panels and screens are great for security and privacy whereas their very pretty Grange Elite Palisades Panel create low picket fencing to zone off smaller sections without blocking sight lines or creating shade.

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But hey, there’s no reason why you have to settle for the plain and practical when it comes to fence installation. Consider a new fence an opportunity to put some individuality and fun into your garden. Here are some of the most popular ideas talked about by our customers and landscape teams.

Create mystery with a garden mirror

We loved the displays of garden mirrors at last year’s Landscape Show. Framed as windows or gothic arches, garden mirrors create visual focus and a very special dimension to a plain garden fence. These clever designs fool the eye into thinking you’ve acres beyond your boundaries, and so are ideal for small gardens or patio areas where you want to create an illusion of space.

Of course, don’t forget illuminating a fence or dividing garden screen at night with solar powered fairy lights can help create a fabulous garden landscape.  LED wireless weatherproof solar lights are best.  A section of trellis woven with a string of coloured lights looks really eye-catching.  Pairs of lamps for gate posts do a great job of welcoming evening visitors into your garden, as well as providing elegant decorative detail in the daytime.

Add texture with trellis and plant screening

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Attach a trellis panel or screen rolls made from willow, brushwood, heather or bamboo and you’ve got instant natural textural variety that makes a plain old fence warm and interesting. Screen rolls are easily attached to fence panels and as easily replaced if they get tatty or you want a change in look.  Alternate with a trellis panel for a climber if you want to introduce some soft green foliage.  You can even buy artificial hedge matting if you want permanent ivy or box cladding for a section of fencing.  Your green-fingered experts probably won’t approve, but it’s a great solution if you want a maintenance-free green garden fence.

Paint yourself a garden fence mural

Of course you can paint a garden fence all kinds of cheerful colours to bring zing to your garden.  And funnily enough, the best colour to paint a fence you don’t want to stand out, is black.  But how about a garden mural?  Our lovely friends at Delux have great advice on how to paint a garden mural and this advice sheet for schools might be just what you need to help you get going on a garden mural project with your kids!  Why not give it a go? You might end up with a fantastic and unique garden feature (or if not, it’s easily painted over!)

Install some fence art

A row of brightly coloured planters or hanging baskets make any fence look lovely, and a collection of bird boxes will delight and help your resident garden birds (by the way, birds are not colour-blind and particularly like blues and greens). But for a truly funky garden fence, trawl your car boot sale and charity shops for objects to upcycle as fence art. Picture frames, china plates, old baskets - catch the eye with an arrangement that will add humour and interest to a run of fencing.

Something completely different: Decodesk garden lattices

Our local Turnbull branches stock very special architectural lattices made from aluminium, expanded PVC or stainless steel. You can order a decorative fence panel in some amazing surface patterns and textures. They come finished in matt or gloss polyurethane based paints, including gold, silver, copper and even a rusty iron finish. The lattice panels can be attached to pergolas and gazebos as well as forming stand-alone fencing. Even one bespoke panel in your chosen design and colour will create a very unique feature within a fence installation.

Our garden team are very happy to help with any questions you might have about your garden fencing project. They can sort out quotes and delivery logistics for you. Why not give them a call for practical, helpful, no-fuss advice on 01529 308839 or use our web chat facility.