Landscaping Tips for Mowing Around a Privacy Fence

A privacy fence is an incredible addition to any property or yard. Not only does it improve the appearance of the property, but it also provides a boundary around the yard.  A privacy fence keeps unwanted visitors out and children and pets in.

However, some challenges come with owning a privacy fence. Perhaps the most difficult thing to deal with is mowing your lawn. Mowing around a privacy fence can easily damage your fence, or leave a ring of uncut grass around the edge of your lawn. To help avoid this problem, Carnahan-White Fence Company has gathered a few landscaping tips you can use to help make mowing around your fence easier.

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Landscape Tips for Homes With a Privacy Fence

One of the most effective means of making your life easier with a privacy fence is to place a barrier between the edge of your lawn and your fence.

For example, some homeowners run pavement between their fence and their lawn. If you set your mower to the correct height, you will be able to mow over the pavement to get a clean, sharp edge to your lawn.

Another option is to mulch the edges around your yard or install a garden around the sides of your yard. Not only does this allow you to mow to the very edge of your lawn, but it looks beautiful as well. You can further personalize your yard with the shrubs and flowers you plant in this area. Or opt for tall, uniform evergreen trees — such as the Green Giant Thuja — to further enhance the privacy of your yard.

If a lawn border isn’t an option or you don’t like the appearance, consider investing in a weed eater. While it isn’t recommended to use a weed eater directly against a fence, as you could damage the wood or vinyl, you can get much closer than a standard mower can. Or you can install aluminum tips to the bottom of your fence to protect the material from your weed eater, allowing you to trim the lawn directly up to the fence.

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Choose Carnahan-White For Your Next Fence Installation

Whatever method you use to protect your privacy fence, if you choose Carnahan-White for the fence installation it will look incredible. To get a free quote for your fencing project visit our website, or contact our team at 417-883-0733.