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The picket fence has withstood the test of time with it’s colonial appeal and ability to add an instant charm to a home. So where did the ‘picket fence’ originate from? Well the name itself ‘picket’ is believed to have originated in 1690 from the French word ‘piquet’ meaning ‘pointed sticks’. Initially used as weapon, the picket soon become a way to form a secure barrier and one which would be difficult to climb over.
It was the American’s that brought the ‘white picket fence’ into the limelight in the 1950’s as a term used to describe the ‘perfect’ all-American household but it is the simplistic yet charismatic design of the picket fence which has seen it last through the ages and being used in different forms around the world.
As charming as they are, picket fences don’t necessarily suit every house. A fence – especially a front one – needs to be seen as part of your house and one which compliments the design and structure of your house. Your landscaping also needs to be considered when installing a fence.
The team at Amazing Fencing can also assist with design options to work with your house, not against. If you would like to have a free and no obligation quote by one of our experienced installers, call today.
Gardens are the perfect sanctuary for animals. Amazing Fencing discusses a few ideas to turn your garden into a haven for household pets and wildlife alike.
Backyards can be havens for household pets and wildlife alike. While modernisation has made neighbourhoods less habitable for animals, homeowners can make a difference and make them more habitable.
Who says you do not have any say in the matter? With a few adjustments, you can turn your own backyard into a haven for wildlife and your own household pets.
While dogs are generally indoor pets, do not forget that they are active animals that need to run around and roll in the grass every once in a while. Building a warm and cosy doghouse should be enough to provide backyard shelter. Be sure to make dog entrances so that your home can be accessible to them should they wish to enter.
Remember that the best way to attract animals is by giving them access to food. Afterwards, make your garden as habitable for them as possible by providing birdbaths and installing birdhouses for them to settle into conveniently.
Gardens are the perfect setting to place ponds for fish to thrive in. Garden ponds provide a serene atmosphere as well, making it a relaxing place for the homeowner at the same time.
The winter season is the hardest time of the year to attract wildlife into your backyard garden. Unless you are willing to make burrows in the ground for rabbits and holes in your backyard tree for birds, it would be best to accept the realities of winter migration.
While the goal is not necessarily to turn your backyard into a menagerie, having a few animals in the backyard is a great way of turning your backyard into a cosy haven. Let your lawn grow and grow as much greenery as you can to make the perfect setting for your own backyard animal sanctuary.
To ensure you have a great haven for animals while still maintaining your privacy and garden’s appearance, consult our team today. At Amazing Fencing, we know what it takes to create a safe and beautiful environment through our quality products and services. We design, supply, and install slat and screen fencing, gates, and retaining walls,among other solutions. Contact us today for a free quote!
While technology has meant there are many new materials which can be used for fencing Australians still tend to favour timber, preferring a more traditional look. Timber fencing is aesthetically pleasing, secure and allows for good privacy without creating the feeling of being closed in. For those who love a classic home, the white picket fence is still a dream of many.
However, as Home Improvement Pages points out, while timber fences look great they do require a certain level of maintenance, with some needing more than others. So what is the best timber for a fence?
Most fences have three components: fence posts, fence rails and fence siding. All components are subject to the elements, but it is the posts that carry the most risk of decay and termite infestation. Choose the wrong timber for your posts, and you put the rest of your fence in harm’s way.
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Many people appreciate privacy but do not want a privacy fence that makes them feel as though they are walled in. The good news is that there are now many options when it comes to privacy fencing.
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Most types of timber will rot if a sufficient supply of moisture and air is present. Rotting is a form of fungal attack which can cause significant, permanent damage to timber, and by the time the spongy, damaged wood crumbles in your hand, the problem is usually well established.
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Selecting colours for your garden can be difficult and it is easy to end up with a dull looking brown mess. With some forward planning, you can really bring your garden to life and have it looking stunning all year round. Herein we consider how to get the best colours in your garden so that it looks the best that it possibly can through all seasons.
Define Your Borders
The first important step in getting the right colours in your garden is to define your borders. If you do not have borders clearly defined it will be difficult to manage the colours within your garden because they will blend with the colours outside of your property. Installing fencing is a good way to set borders and this can be made to blend with the environment. Green or brown fencing usually provides the best background with which to create clear but non-imposing borders.
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For the majority of people their backyard is one of their favourite parts of their home, and even though you might have a great backyard already there are always ways to make it much better. The following looks at a few easy ways to improve your backyard.
Establish an Entertaining Area
The best backyards are those that make it easy to entertain, because while you can host your mates in just about any yard, if you want to do so in style it can help to have a few basic elements in place. At the very least you need to have a hard, flat area where you can set up chairs, a table and a barbeque, so whether you get professionals in or have a go at it yourself, pave a decent sized square to set up on out there.
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