How to fence a garden: ideas and advice

Is the classic wooden fence better or a simpler garden net? A few tips on how to fence your home garden according to your needs.

For privacy, as a matter of safety, to delimit a vegetable garden or land from that of the neighbor: there may be several reasons that force, at a certain point, to have to enclose the garden of the house. Those who are at the first experience on the subject may find it a bit difficult, especially as regards the choice of the most suitable materials.

Better a real fence or a garden net? The truth is that there is no a priori correct choice. It all depends on the time you have available, on the financial availability, on why you decide to enclose a garden. In this guide, we try to give some tips on the pros and cons of the different options.


For those who don’t mind expenses, care a lot about the design of their exteriors and look for a little privacy (perhaps to organize a barbecue in the garden away from prying eyes), the choice can only fall on the classic garden fence. One of the most common is the wooden one, which can be inserted in practically any context. It can be low (perhaps accompanied by lush and well-tended hedges) as well as high. Then there is the variant in white, perfect for enhancing the design of the environment.

The wooden fences harmonize perfectly with the rest, acting as a safety barrier but at the same time giving a great elegance. However, there are variants: from shaped fences (perfect from an aesthetic point of view) to iron ones, passing through masonry ones, which need little maintenance and are therefore very efficient.


However, that of the fence is not always the best choice: the average costs are high, the material must be treated over time, the installation operations are very long. Those looking for a low budget and above all do-it-yourself solution would do well to rely on garden partition nets.

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For such an installation it is enough to arm yourself with only patience and attention, in addition of course to the right materials. For the occasion, you need a tension wire, tensioners, pliers, a wire cutter, an electro-welded metal garden net, poles, a level, expansion plugs, mortar, a shovel, a trowel and a tape measure.

Once the materials have been procured, all that remains is to start the work. First of all, you need to measure the area to be fenced, so as to divide it into sectors and understand where to install the poles (the ideal distance from each other is 2 meters). A hole 25 centimeters deep must therefore be dug for each identified point. Once the poles have been positioned (which must be at the same height) it will be necessary to check their perpendicularity to the ground with the help of the level.


At this point it is necessary to prepare the mortar, add the water and mix everything. About half of the hole must be filled with mortar and then the garden stake must be inserted. To put more pressure, you can help yourself with a stone or a brick. Once this is done, more mortar is added to completely cover the hole.

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Once the mortar dries (it usually takes a couple of days), cover the base of the pole with loose earth. If the garden net is on one side only, it is necessary to fix the two external poles to the adjacent wall, with the help of tie rods fixed to the wall by means of expansion plugs. On one of the two poles, the tensioners must be fixed in correspondence with the holes present on the pole itself. Here, approximately 15 centimeters must be calculated between the center of the tensioner and the post. These will be used to fix the traction wire that will act as a guide to keep the electrically welded metal garden net taut.

At this point, the traction wire must be inserted into the hole of the external pole, the lowest one, without a tie rod. You have to slide the wire through the holes of the different poles installed, skilled and seasoned up to the last one with the tie rod. Once inserted in the loop of the tie rod, the wire must be taut (using pliers) to turn the tensioner. Once this is done, all that remains is to measure the height of the garden net.

The net must be spread on the ground so that any surpluses can be cut. It should then be placed on the poles and, starting from one end, fixed with clamps (iron wire is fine too). For safety, in addition to the poles, it is also better to fix them to the guide wires. And there you have it, the garden is fenced: all that remains is to enjoy some well-deserved rest.

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