5 Styles for a Functional Yet Attractive Garden Fence


Garden fences clearly serve important purposes, but that doesn’t mean they can’t look nice too. Whether it’s simply for privacy and protecting your kids, or as support for a plant, a fence should be functional and attractive.

Of course, here in San Diego, you also want a fence that can withstand the warm dry weather. But here are 5 styles for a functional yet attractive garden fence perfectly suited to the San Diego climate.

  1. Woven Bamboo

Woven bamboo is a great fencing material because it’s natural, flexible, and able to withstand long, dry seasons. What’s more, the woven pattern is ideal for offering privacy while still letting through light.

You can make a woven bamboo fence as tall as you need, and you can extend it underground to prevent dogs from tunneling out of your garden.

  1. Wooden Slats

While perhaps the most basic fencing material, wooden slats can be as stylish as you want. They offer plenty of privacy, are highly adaptable, and you can paint them to suit any design.

Importantly, wooden fences are durable and sturdy, so can support planters or climbing plants. What’s more, they’re relatively inexpensive, making them easy to replace as and when they do degrade.

  1. Wood-Framed Wire

Wood-framed wire fences combine the best of both worlds: wood posts for security and wire fencing for convenience. Wire is ideal for climbing plants because it offers plenty of supports for their vines.

Of course, you do sacrifice some level of privacy depending on the wire used. But you can counteract this by growing plants up the fence. Also, the wire is long lasting and secure.

  1. Vinyl

Vinyl is a versatile fencing material that’s very durable and can last for decades if well maintained. It’s relatively affordable too and easy to install, making it a good option for those on a tight budget.

You can buy vinyl fencing in a wide range of designs and colors, giving you plenty of freedom over the style.

  1. Wrought Iron or Aluminum

Wrought Iron is the sturdiest kind of fence, only improved upon by aluminum. Aluminum is lighter, more affordable, and lasts longer. However, wrought iron offers the classic aesthetic many people prefer.

Both materials are very sturdy and adaptable. You shouldn’t encounter any significant rust issues in San Diego, as the weather is dry enough. But painting the iron will make it last much longer. It also means you need to pay more attention to maintenance to get the most out of a metal fence.


Regardless of which style of fence you choose, there’s plenty you can do to make it more attractive. Of course, it helps to start with an attractive fence that you can improve upon.

If you’re looking for a new fence that’s functional but perfectly matches your style, contact Legend Fence Corp. We have over 3 decades of experience and can help you find the right attractive yet functional fence for your garden.

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