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Get Your Fencing and Backyard Ready for Christmas

Get Your Fencing and Backyard Ready for Christmas

Kangaroo ornament hanging among others on Christmas treeAn Aussie Christmas is all about sunshine, barbecues and lots of outdoor entertaining. But in order to provide at-home outdoor entertainment, you will need to have your backyard and fencing ready.

Backyard fencing is a great way to define your outdoor living space, and adding other Christmas-related features on the backyard fence can add an extra festive touch. This article will take a look through some ideas to prepare your fencing and backyard for the festive season

 

Look at Various Fence Ideas to Find the Right One for You

The right fence not only serves as a security measure, but it can transform your backyard. If you’re wanting to get started with a new fence idea you have, it’s best to get organised so you can have it installed in time for Christmas. 

With such a huge array of fencing designs available on the market, the choice can be overwhelming. But if you think carefully about the look you want to achieve and break it down from there, the decision-making process will be a whole lot easier. 

Also, don’t assume that a lower cost means a lower quality fence. Just because you find something you like among some cheap fence ideas, it doesn’t mean those ideas aren’t as good.

Browse through pictures of fences and backyards for inspiration. There are some truly beautiful fences out there – and here are some potential backyard fence ideas to kickstart your brainstorming.

Add a Modern Twist with Metal Fences

More and more people are opting to use metal fencing like aluminium in their homes, and for good reason. These more modern fences provide a contemporary feel to your backyard while also having higher durability than a standard wooden fence. Designs can range from metal sheets to corrugated metal fencing and can truly elevate urban spaces.

Go Classic with a Traditional Wood Fence

Rhododendrons and a white picket fence in Perth

Are you aiming for a cottage-style garden design? If so, a white picket fence would be the best option for you.

A pallet fence is another option, while you could also go a bit more rural with the rustic feel of a split rail fence. 

Stand Out From the Crowd with Unique Yard Fencing 

If you want to make Christmas in your backyard memorable, you can do so with a less common fence style. A great example of this is a decorative screen which can be custom-manufactured to your exact specifications. Or why not opt for a bamboo fence, which can come at a lower cost than hardwood fencing. Looking to go a bit more British? A stone wall or brick wall fence could be more your style.

Ultimately, you will be most happy and confident with a backyard fencing style that you enjoy, so choose what you like the most. What people call the best fence is completely up to the individual, so – whether it’s wood panels, bamboo fences, or something else entirely – get good fences that you will be able to enjoy looking at for the long term.

Also, consider the style of your home and select a yard fence option that will complement the design. Some fencing companies, such as Fencemakers, also have professional design consultants who will work with you to bring your vision to life.

If you have an existing short or tall fence in need of a facelift and your budget doesn’t extend to a new fence, some basic repairs and a lick of paint can work wonders.

 

Create a Shaded Area

We all love the outdoors, but with the blistering Australian sun, shaded areas are a must. If you don’t have an undercover patio, or large trees to provide shade, you might want to invest in an outdoor awning.  

A quality awning should last up to 15 years, so it could be a very worthwhile – and cost-effective – investment. If your budget doesn’t stretch to an awning, consider umbrellas or a shade sale as potential alternatives.

 

Prep the Deck

While modern environmentally friendly decking is virtually maintenance-free, traditional timber decking – and decks made from DIY projects – requires a little TLC. If you have a timber deck, a deep clean is a must. Clear the deck of debris and give it a good exfoliation, before cleaning it with a solution that kills bacteria and mould.

It also might be time for an oil or stain – possibly even a full repainting if it hasn’t been done in a while or you just want to add a touch more colour. 

 

Get Your Backyard Lawn in Tip-Top Shape

Ideally, spring is when most people start preparing their lawn for summer. A good place to start in this regard is to feed your lawn with quality fertilizer. If you don’t know your lawn variety, be sure to use an all-purpose fertilizer, such as Charlie Carp liquid fish fertilizer, as some fertilizers are specifically designed for certain lawn types.

And make sure you water and mow your lawn regularly. When it comes to a few days before your Christmas event, tidy the lawn edges so they’re in tip-top shape for the big day.

 

De-Weed

Weeds can make even the prettiest of gardens look unkempt, so it’s best to perform some weeding about a week before Christmas. Be sure to perform the weeding correctly to ensure they don’t cause any damage to nearby fencing and hedge plants.

Pathways and pavers are another common home for weeds, so make sure to inspect them as well. Pull them out at the roots and then apply a generous dose of weed killer to do the job.

 

Flower Power

Plants and flowers really do bring a garden to life. Even the ugliest of spaces can be transformed into a beautiful oasis with the introduction of greenery and flowers.

If you have a wall you want to cover, then hanging planters or fast-growing climbing plants – such as a Clematis, Star Jasmine, or Boston Ivy – will work wonders. The earlier you plant, the better as it will have more time to grow, but make sure you plant a species which is suited to your local area.

For a pop of Christmas cheer, plant some vibrant red flowers such as Geraniums, Chrysanthemums or Petunias. If you don’t have garden beds, pots work just as well.

Family celebrating Christmas in Backyard

Turn Your Backyard Fencing into Christmas Fencing

For the ultimate festive cheer, decorate the yard with all the Christmas decorations you like – fairy lights, candy canes, and anything else you fancy. If your main meal is in the evening, citronella tea lights will look beautiful on the table and have the added bonus of repelling insects.

The main focal point at Christmas is the Christmas tree, and – while they’re usually put up inside the home – if you’re entertaining outside, seriously consider having an outdoor tree instead or as well as an indoor tree. Your guests will love it!

 

Tidy, Clean & Organise Your Backyard

In the final days leading up to your event, perform some final cleaning – tidy away anything which is lying around, wash the pavers and clean all outdoor furniture.

It’s also important to organise – if you leave everything until the last minute you’ll be rushing around and your stress levels will skyrocket.

Prepare as much as you can well in advance and delegate tasks to your family members and friends where possible. You’ll enjoy the day far more and your guests will feel more relaxed too.

 

Get Your Fencing Ready with Fencemakers

Looking to get your backyard fence ready for Christmas? The team at Fencemakers are able to provide the experience and information necessary to make your outdoor Christmas a memorable one.

If you would like more information on our range of custom-made fences, contact our friendly team today to arrange a free consultation.