If you are looking for a garden fence today, you will find a seemingly unlimited offer on the Internet. Quickly you feel overwhelmed by the oversupply of wooden fences and metal fences, and perhaps first look at the appearance of the fence.
After all, the garden fence is often the first thing you see when you get home. A garden fence is an important element of garden design. It can provide protection from view and is a psychological barrier to strangers. Or maybe you just want a half-height fence so your dog can run around freely in the garden. No matter what purpose you are looking for a garden fence, the first question is the material: should it be a fence made of metal or wood?
Metal fence in the garden
A metal fence may seem more practical at first glance, but it is a thorn in the side of many nature and garden lovers. The beautiful nature and flowers in the garden are quickly devalued visually by an ugly metal framework. A wooden garden fence, on the other hand, usually blends seamlessly into the garden landscape.
But if you think that after choosing the material you have already taken a big step towards deciding on the right fence, you will quickly be proven wrong. The selection of wooden fences is huge. Instead of going into detail about the differences between hunter fences and privacy fences, we would like to introduce you to a special wood fence: the picket fence.
What is a picket fence?
The picket fence is one of the natural fences. If you have never heard of picket fences, this is not particularly surprising, because the picket fence is still relatively unknown in Germany. Fortunately, however, picket fencing has been on the rise for several years now, and more and more people are appreciating the benefits of this particular type of fence.
Picket fences consist of individual, vertically standing fence slats called pales. The individual pickets are held together by an intertwined double iron wire. The length of the iron wire between the posts determines the spacing between the posts.
Every few meters, the picket fence is attached to a fence post (or post). This provides the necessary stability. The picket fence is delivered rolled up, usually on rolls of 3 to 5 meters of fence, depending on the manufacturer, size and spacing of the slats.
The natural fence and picket fence manufacturer Adéquat specializes in chestnut picket fences and delivers the wooden fences throughout Germany. If you wish, you can even book the manufacturer’s assembly service in addition.
The advantages of picket fences
A picket fence has many advantages over many other wooden fences. Let’s start with the external appearance: the picket fence fits naturally into a wide variety of garden landscapes. In the suburban garden as well as in the biologically designed natural garden and in the countryside, the picket fence cuts a good figure. It exudes a rustic, almost romantic charm.
A picket fence made of chestnut can also score points when it comes to sustainability.
The sweet chestnut (also known as the sweet chestnut) is a tree that grows quickly in Europe. The tree species is found mainly in the Mediterranean region and the wood is very sustainable.
However, the much more serious argument in the case of a fence is the longevity of the picket fence. Due to the very high content of tannic acid in chestnut wood, the wood protects itself against weathering, disease, fungal attack and insect infestation. Therefore, the wood does not need any impregnation, varnishing or other wood preservatives.
Chestnut wood picket fence
Therefore, a picket fence is perfect for those who do not feel like treating or painting their fence every year. A picket fence made of chestnut wood will last for two decades without them having to worry much about the fence.
Picket fences are available in many sizes and varieties. From a flower bed border to a chicken coop run, front yard fence to a 2 meter high privacy fence, there are numerous varieties. Depending on the intended use, choose the height, length and spacing of the slats.
If you are not sure whether a picket fence is the right choice for you, consult a professional. Our tip: Get advice directly from the manufacturer. Here you will find concentrated expertise and, above all, honest advice on the possibilities of designing your garden.
In this case, advice in the hardware store is rather inadvisable, as the employees are often insufficiently informed. Still the Paketenzaun from chestnut wood in Germany belongs namely rather to the Geheimtipps under Gartenbaugestaltern.
Who would like to belong however already now to the outriders and the advantages of a lasting and durable nature fence would like to use, should absolutely make sure that the picket fence was manufactured from the wood of the noble chestnut. The wood of the sweet chestnut is fundamentally different from the wood of the common horse chestnut. There are also picket fences made of other types of wood (for example, hazelnut) on the market, but the durability without chemical treatment is much worse.
Also, make sure that the picket fence is made in the French style, rather than the English style. The French method of manufacture ensures better durability of the fence, no matter what the weather.