Reclaim Your Overgrown Property: Raising Value with Ornamental Aluminum

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Beautiful Landscaping with Fencing and Mulch

Thoughtful landscaping goes a long way toward making your property more attractive and manageable. But if vegetation is getting out of control in your home, you need a simple solution to reclaim your territory. Consider beautifying your property with sturdy aluminum fences and striking mulches.

Incorporating Fencing and Mulch on Your Property

Aluminum fencing is popular among landscape designers because it’s available in a wide variety of styles and doesn’t rust. When it comes to choosing a fence for your property, select a style that fits with the architecture of your home and your personal sensibilities. You can incorporate gates, arches and trellises to add decorative touches to your fence line.

Of course, you also need to choose a fence that can withstand the watering required for your lawn. An aluminum fence is a great choice because it won’t rust, but you’ll still need to do some planning to avoid landscaping mistakes. For instance, you may be tempted to bring your lawn all the way to your fence. While that rolling green field will look nice, you’ll need to edge carefully around fences to keep the lawn in good condition. You’ll also need to weed along the fence on a regular basis.

One way to avoid the hassles of trimming and weeding near fences is to create a mulch barrier between fences and vegetation. Mulch is made from a variety of organic substances and is available in different colors. To lay mulch, you’ll need to dig a narrow, shallow trench in the desired area. Pull all weeds from the trench, then line it with landscaping fabric or old newspapers to help suppress new weed growth. Fill the trench with mulch to finish. If your fence line is on a slope or your area is very wet, don’t use the fabric or plastic.

You can also create a transition line between your fence, mulched bed and lawn. Simply use flowers or bushy hedges, and plant them at least 6 inches away from the fence. Cut holes through your newspaper or landscaping fabric so you can plant directly in the ground. It’s best to choose bushes that won’t drop many leaves or flowers so that cleaning the bed is easier.

How to Keep Mulched Beds Looking Good

You’ll get the most out of your mulched bed when you take good care of it by performing regular maintenance. You can choose a landscape edging such as bricks or stones to keep mulch in place. Every spring, rake the mulch to break it up and remove debris. Move it away from the bases of plants and flowers. You can then apply another few inches of mulch to refresh your beds.

Need help choosing the right fencing for your New England property? Contact Hastie Fence Co. to learn more about your options.