The Front Garden Fence Issues

When we first moved in there was nothing surrounding our front garden. This has caused garden fence issues or lack of to no end. We have a pathway along the front and down the right side, so as you can imagine people would take a short cut and walk across my newly laid turf in front of my living room window. When they should have walked down and around. There was even a lady with a pram strolling right across the garden.

garden fence issues - view of a field over the hedge
It’s too dark, wet and windy to take a photo of my garden fence at this moment, so here’s a pretty picture of a field hedge down the road from me.

Anyhow the developers did plant a row of dead twigs (that’s what I called them at the time) along the front of my garden. They are not evergreens so are useless in the Winter. So useless in fact the postman climbed through them instead of opening the gate. Plus my eldest daughter L escaped through them a few times wanting to head down to the park.

So I got a quote from a local fencing company to build me an L shaped fence along my boundary. Two guys built it in a cold hailing kind of day in December and it’s just right for the front of the house. I always planned to paint it in ‘Harvest Gold’ of course when it became better weather in the Summer.

My husband started painting the outside and did a couple of panels before he got annoyed with the paint sprayer! Then I took over and painted the whole of the inside by hand. That was about three weeks ago. I still have all the outside to paint and one of the gates. Which I’m planning to do next weekend. Hopefully, the forecast is better than it is right now as it’s blowing a hooey outside and torrential rain. With a hurricane expected the next 48 hours.

It looks pretty bad only half done, to be honest. I hate to think what the neighbours think!

Do you have any garden fence issues or problems?

You can catch up on my first blog post here for Home in the Pastures.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Rachel -home in the pastures

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