debora carl landscape designContemporary Landscape, San Diego
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Corrugated Metal FenceThe feel of this fence is completely different from the previous metal fence. This fence has an industrial or agricultural vibe. It is a budget-conscious choice and can be constructed by homeowners who have moderate to high DIY skills. (Check your city building codes before constructing any fence, as these can vary widely.)When to use: When privacy and economy are prime considerations. Some metal can rust or discolor over time, so take this into consideration before choosing this fencing option. When not to use: This type of fence is style-specific, so consider the style of your home before constructing this fence. It speaks well to contemporary, farmhouse and industrial architecture but not to traditional styles. Like all vertical fences, it will pull the eye upward; for single-story houses, you should consider another style of fencing, unless there’s a tree canopy you would like to highlight as a focal point.Points to consider: When planting along a corrugated metal fence, consider vertical plants, like certain ornamental grasses, ‘Sky Pencil’ hollies (Ilex crenata ‘Sky Pencil’, USDA zones 5 to 9; find your zone), noninvasive pillar-shaped barberry cultivars like ‘Orange Rocket’ (Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’, zones 4 to 9) or trees like ‘Slender Silhouette’ sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Slender Silhouette’, zones 5 to 10). Plants with a vertical growth habit will not compete with the lines of your fencing.Guide: Pros and cons of corrugated metal
Build a wall. Deer are much less likely to jump when they can’t see what’s on the other side. Unlike a see-through fence, the accepted height for a deerproof wall is about 6 feet. Walls can easily be monstrous in form— and in their impact to a landscaping budget. However, there are some slender, inexpensive options, such as a corrugated metal wall like the one pictured here.
Set BoundariesMinimalism in the garden should should start with boundaries. Because minimalist design is about restriction, especially in the use of color within the overall design, the choice of what is used — be it fencing, walls or hedges — is vital to creating a successful scheme. Neutral colors tend to be the most popular, as they are calming and understated. Unpainted, galvanized, corrugated metal panels have been used here; the natural furrows and ridges create texture and shadow.
Creating a contemporary feel comes easily when you substitute corrugated metal panels for wood. The rhythmically undulating surface complements delicately vertical plants, like thrashing reed (Thamnochortus insignis, zones 9 to 11), a South African native right at home in this simple, stylish corner of the yard. Tip: Building and zoning codes may include restrictions about how high walls and fences can be within the setback areas of your property. Check with local officials before setting the height and location of your walls.
A solid fence of wood posts and rails with a corrugated infill creates a striking presence. And the plantings certainly soften the fence, creating a nice combination of textures and colors. This is ideal for transitional or contemporary architecture, as it combines a clean, modern aesthetic with softer, older materials. And this fence is great at providing privacy as well as security.
Metal ribbed panels could read industrial and cold, but whimsical grasses make them come alive. The vertical line of the grasses echoes the line of the ribbing but moves with the wind. Also notice the bright green ground-hugging plants on the wall's top and bottom.
I've always had a thing for corrugated metal, whether it's used on the outside of a building or the inside (such as on the back of an island), so I love this fence. The tall, wispy plants stand out against the color and texture of the corrugated metal.