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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal


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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

Most people spend their time dreaming up ways to improve the insides of their home. They renovate their kitchens, install new flooring, and paint the walls in vibrant colors. As far as I am concerned, however, the outside of the home is just as vital. After working for years as a landscape architect, I'm passionate about the form and function of yards, porches, decks, gardens, and other outdoor spaces. An inviting exterior welcomes guests to my home and encourages them to enjoy themselves. I decided to create a blog that would extol the virtues of curb appeal—and maybe inspire you to take your homemaking efforts outside.

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4 Tips For Dressing Up Your Chain Link Fencing

There are many reasons why you might want to use chain link fencing to fence in your yard. A fence can help provide a barrier from your neighbors' property and can provide a safe place for your kids and pets to play, but wood fencing can be costly. Chain link fences are often the most cost effective, but many people think that they are unsightly. Luckily, there are ways that you can dress up your chain link fencing to make it look great. Then, you can enjoy the cost benefits of this affordable choice while still loving the way that your yard looks.

1. Use Climbing Plants

Did you know that you can use climbing plants to help decorate your chain link fence? Look for plants like roses, tomatoes and other plants that like to climb, and plant them beside your fence. Then, use twist-ties or gardening ties to attach the plants to the fence; this will help encourage them to grow upward. Over time, the vines, flowers and vegetables will spread and provide a natural decoration for your chain link fence.

2. Use Shrubbery

Large shrubs can be purchased rather affordably through a local home and garden center, and they're great for disguising the look of your chain link fence. If you opt for shrubs that are tall enough or that will grow to be several feet tall, then you'll barely be able to see your chain link fence at all. Plus, shrubs are great for providing added privacy for your backyard, and the visible barrier can also help quiet noisy dogs that like to bark at their surroundings.

3. Try Painting It

You don't have to leave your chain link fence in that dull silver-like color. Instead, consider using a can of spray paint to paint your fence any color that you like. With the right coat of paint, your chain link fence can perfectly complement your home and lawn decor.

4. Use Plywood

Even if you don't choose a fence that is made from wood, you can place large wooden panels in front of your chain link fence so that they are the first thing that you see. You can paint or stain them in your favorite shade, or you can get creative with stencils for a nice design.

As you can see, there are a few different ways that you can dress up the look of your chain link fencing through a company like General Fence Company. Give these tips a try, and you're sure to love your affordable new fence.