Dancing is often the unsung hero of the garden, helping mark your boundaries, and set off your plants. But if you’re renovating your garden and looking at replacing or adding fencing, you might not know just where to start.

Finding the fencing style you desire can also flood you with a variety of fencing ideas and trends to choose from, which all may depend on the size, style and how you use your garden space. We have some answers to some common fencing questions.

What is the longest-lasting type of fencing? 

A feathered fence with a 4×4-inch wooden post is generally the most long-lasting. This style is made by nailing vertical wooden boards to a framework and may take longer to erect than ready-made panels.

Do gravel boards help a fence last longer? 

Gravel boards are a protective barrier between the ground and your fence. It can ensure that the timber fence panels are not in contact with the damp earth, preventing rot. Depending on your fence type, they might not be needed if those panels are already off the ground.

What is the best way to fix fence posts? 

The deeper you can sink the fence posts the better. For a 6ft high fence, then it is advised that 2ft of the fence post need to be underground, and secured with concrete. The concrete also keeps the wooden posts out of contact with damp soil. Ensure that the concrete around the post has been smoothed and doesn’t allow water to pool around the post.

Should a fence be treated with preservatives?

The fence materials should already be tanalised – a treatment where the timber is placed in a tank and preservative is forced into the wood under pressure. Extra treatment is not usually needed, but ensure any materials used are oil-based.

If you are looking for specialists in fencing in Lancashire for your garden, then get in touch.