See more on gabion walls Change of Seasons - Gary Kernick 6. A recycled-materials fence. Great fences can come from the materials at hand. For this one Gary Kernick asked a local tree company for some spare birch, and the company gave him these sections for free. He tied them on metal wire panels “with fishing line for longevity,” he says, and “old hammock rope for an organic look.” baranstudio : architecture 7. Metal panels. Sheets of corrugated steel, installed either vertically or horizontally, give a yard an industrial feel. They also offer great privacy. To soften the full-metal look here, a small collection of plants was planted in the middle of the fence. R Design Landscape Architecture Inc. P.C. Solid-panel Cor-Ten steel gives this barrier a dramatic texture. The fence received a saltwater spray-down after installation to speed the oxidization process. The fence works as a contrasting backdrop for the fire pit in the foreground, and also offers privacy from the neighbors.
See a primer on using Cor-Ten in your landscape Seasons Landscaping 8. A living wall. Succulents hang in patterns on this Gainesville, Florida, wall. The plants were grown offsite, then installed into a panel system with an integrated irrigation system.
Scott Hutcheon of Seasons Landscaping says his team designed the wall to “soften up the look and feel of an auto courtyard”; it gives what wouldotherwise be solid concrete a natural touch. Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders A smaller-scale Gainesvillle installation works for this very vertical backyard. Michelle Bond ofThumbellina Gardens chose the wall because it “offers the most visual impact in the least amount of space,” she says.
11 Inspiring Vertical Gardens Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC 9. A ha-ha wall. A ha-ha wall is designed to preserve clean views while creating a distinct barrier to help keep out animals. It’s named after the (amusing) moment when someone approaching the wall sees there’s a barrier. Here the wall is made of Massachusetts Goshen stone, and it helps create a clear view from the upper section while deterring wildlife. Design Vidal 10. Solid wood panels. Solid wood panels give this fence a distinctly modern touch. Added on top of a poured concrete wall, they create extra privacy and put the smooth wood grain on full display. Conte & Conte, LLC 11. Trees in a row. Beyond this pool, stacked fieldstone makes up a knee wall for aesthetics and Emerald Green arborvitae trees rise for privacy. To meet the pool code, there is a black vinyl-coated welded wire mesh fence behind the trees, but, as John R. Conte says, it disappears into the foliage. Like a hedge, a tree line can be a great way to extend vertical privacy. Randy Thueme Design Inc. - Landscape Architecture Save Photo 12. Fun alternatives. This fence is made from clear acrylic posts full of bubbles. The posts are anchored below a synthetic lawn, offering a playful surrounding for the pool while giving a subtle nod to the splashing enjoyed inside it.