Gardens of the Carolinas
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Gardens of the Carolinas constructs fences of all shapes, materials, and sizes offering privacy, containment, security, and pleasing backdrops for interior garden spaces. They can be designed to contain children and pets, deter external traffic (humans and animals) through the property, and as noise and visual barriers. Fences are natural surfaces for espaliered plantings and to train vines. Fencing It is important to pay attention to air flow and maintain pleasant site lines when constructing a fence.

Fencing ranges from three feet to six feet in height, and in special situations may be installed even taller. Wooden fences might have details across the entire panel (scalloped or arched) or individual picket details (dog eared, rounded, gothic, French gothic, or pointed). The support posts normally have a similar detail. There are normally two or three horizontal support boards, depending on the height of the fence. Using jacketed screws to construct wood fencing prevents rusting from scored nail heads, reduces splitting boards, is held together better, and is easier to dismantle, should there be an need for a greater access.

Wrought iron hinges and anti-sag kits supporting the gates insure many years of maintenance free, smooth swinging. Ornamental iron and aluminum fencing, gates, and rails can add an elegant touch to the landscape. Aluminum fences are one of the choices that you have when you are installing a fence at your home. They look exactly like wrought iron but are made entirely of aluminum and will not rust. An attractive combination is to incorporate brick and stone columns or low accent walls with ornamental fencing. Self closing, lockable gates add security and safety to the landscape.

Ornamental iron fence