Your Garden this Wimbledon season: Lawn Tennis and Fencing

Standard
Chaenomales

Chaenomales

Whether you have room for a full sized tennis court or just a small ping pong table for the children to play on, you will need some means of containing the action – and the balls.

A fence, hedge or wall will mark your boundary and keep children, balls and dogs safely contained. They also provide vertical surfaces on which to hang decorations, and grow plants against, which may be more important to you than keeping children’s tennis balls within the garden. Here are a few fences to look at…

lap fence panels

lap fence panels

Lap panel fencing can be an economical option, but the panels need to be good quality or they fall apart very quickly.

feather edge fencing panels

feather edge fencing panels

Feather edge panels make a good looking and long lasting fence.

hazel hurdle fence

hazel hurdle fence

Hazel and willow hurdle fencing are attractive rustic options. The light filtering through the open weave helps to make them decorative feature as well as a practical one.

feather edge fence and gate

feather edge fence and gate

Feather edge is a versatile choice, as lengths between posts can be varied, for example, if tree roots are in the way of a post, or for preventing that odd ‘gap’ that can happen at the end of a run of panels if your garden isn’t an exact number of panels long or wide.

There’s a lot of choice when it comes to fences and garden boundaries, and Plews are here to help you chose which one is right for you and your garden. So whether it’s a feather edge fence, a hazel hurdle fence, a brick wall;

brick wall and planting

brick wall and planting

a native species hedge or a nice bit of topiary,

box hedging

box hedging

there’s one out there that’s perfect for your garden. Get in touch if you’d like us to help.

Job done, now you can go back to watching Wimbledon.

grass tennis courts, southsea

grass tennis courts, southsea

Nathan Waterfield, Partner, Plews Garden Design

Resolving your Gardening issues with inspirational ideas and flexible solutions

“In Your Summer Garden with Plews Garden Design” – the newest in our series of gardening almanac eBooks is now available on both Amazon and Smashwords

In Your Summer Garden with Plews Garden Design - cover illustration

In Your Summer Garden with Plews Garden Design – cover illustration

Advertisements

About plewsgardendesign

A garden design partnership based in Beckenham; we offer design only and design & build; planting designs for borders and whole gardens; garden advice & horticultural consultancy; garden lessons from a qualified garden teacher; tree advice and works; seasonal & regular maintenance packages - especially useful for lettings agents and property management companies

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s