Living fence is a great way to be green and to add an interesting design element to your landscape. Think outside the box of wood and cinder block, and beautify your outdoor space by creating a “living fence”: using plants in place of traditional fencing materials or adding plants around a fence. Go for a green screen – Reshape your courtyard and shield it from a view over unattractive sheds or neighbouring houses with an artificial hedge. This creates a cocooning feel thanks to its green, natural look, which is more appealing than a brick wall boundary.
Evergreen plants that grow on fences can help to keep your fence looking lovely all year round. They can also help add winter interest to your garden or serve as a backdrop to your other plants.
They can add green structure – They may take a lot more time and maintenance than built fences and walls, but hedges create a soft, tranquil atmosphere that only living, green walls can provide. In winter, when gardens tend to look bare, an evergreen hedge creates a year round structured look.
Non-evergreen, but foliage focused, plants can bring a startling and lovely backdrop to the garden. Many times foliage vines that grow on fences are variegated or have splendid fall color and are exciting to look at.
Here are some Living Fence Ideas: