Whether you opt for a privacy paneled vinyl fence or the iconic white vinyl picket fence, sometimes you may find yourself looking at it and thinking, “It’s just so… white.” Sure, you can go to the expense of replacing the panels or pickets with another color of vinyl, but why when these simple fix-ups can beautify your backyard vinyl fence in no time?
One of the best ways to beautify your vinyl fence is to add special-made vinyl fence accessories.
- Over-the-panel hooks are ideal for hanging outdoor artwork, yard tools or LED lighting. Just be sure to purchase hooks that are designed for vinyl, and only hang items that will not scratch or break the fence panels.
- Solar LED lights are available that attach directly to the fence posts and provide ambient lighting throughout your backyard without wires.
- Corner-mounted shelving is also available that gives you a place to display your garden gnome or potted plant.
As tempting as it may be to plant a row of shrubbery along your fence, try to resist that temptation. Yes, hedges in front of your vinyl fence are beautiful, but they can ultimately lead to the premature demise of your entire fence. The root system of many plants can compromise the integrity of the fence as they grow and a hedge can limit your access to the fence for regular cleaning and maintenance. If you want to plant a hedge, allow enough space between the plants and the fence to access the panels or pickets. The same can be said for trees that add additional privacy. Choose a variety that has a small root system and plant it far enough away from the fence to trim or prune its branches without worrying about damaging the fence. Or, instead, opt to plant flowers, shrubbery or even vegetables and herbs in garden boxes at least two feet in front of the fence. You will still have the beautiful plants can offer without compromising the integrity of your pickets or panels.
When you begin to think of your outdoor space as another room to your home, it is easy to see ways to decorate it using some of the same tricks you would in an interior room. Using several over-the-panel hooks, outdoor curtain rods, and outdoor fabric curtains, you can create curtains along your vinyl fence to hide the panels entirely, offer additional privacy and provide a backdrop for an outdoor patio or dining space.
Ultimately, if you are tired of your vinyl fencing and nothing else seems to work, it may be time for a big change. There are a whole variety of vinyl fence colors, styles and designs beyond the plain white panels that may be less expensive than you think. HoCo Fence can help you design the fence of your dreams within the reality of your budget. For more information or to schedule a free quote, contact us today.