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Building a Fence - Fences 101

Bob Villa explains the pros and cons of different types of fencing - thinking a white composite that mimics a sweet little picket fence

Types of Garden Fences

HGTV Magazine took a spin through neighborhoods all around the U.S. and found eye-catching houses worth a closer look.


NEIGHBOURS HAVE REJECTED THIS TYPE OF FENCE. This was someone's fence I passed. I liked it. And, being laid horizontally, you could probably make it as high as you like (we want extra-high fences)


Which type of fence is best for you? The answer depends on your budget and stylistic preferences. Here are the pros and cons of homeowners’ most popular choices.


Types of Fragrant Climbing Plants

Flowering Jasmine. Good for covering fences, walls etc. the golden one is lovely and not as vigorous.


Grow Espaliered Trees for a Slim Fit

On a backyard patio, a planter box with a trellis is an accessible setup for training an espaliered tree. Simply tie the plant's branches directly to the wood slats as they grow and spread, using jute twine or some other soft, flexible type of plant tie. | Photo: Gay Bumgarner/Alamy |