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The Benefits of Fences Over Hedges

Are you considering your options for marking off your property and/or increasing your privacy when you step outside to enjoy your backyard? If so, you may be thinking about planting hedges instead of buying and installing aluminium slat fencing in Perth. While hedges are attractive, you may want to reconsider this idea, as fences have a number of advantages over hedges.

Hedging Takes a Long Time

First of all, when you put up a fence, you’re looking at a matter of hours or days, depending on how much ground you need to cover and whether you’re installing it yourself or having professionals do your fence construction. Hedging, on the other hand, can take months or even years. Your hedges need to be planted, and then they need proper time to grow and fill in. Until that time passes, you will still be without a good fence or hedge for your privacy.

Hedges Take a Lot of Maintenance

Furthermore, you may have to pressure wash a fence on occasion, but it doesn’t require a lot of major upkeep. Hedges will need to be pruned and maintained, which will take up a lot of your time and/or money. Whether you spend a lot of time doing it yourself or you pay someone else to do it, it has to be done.

Hedges Aren’t Secure

And here’s another benefit of aluminium slat fencing in Perth – it’s far more secure than any hedge. While thick hedges may look like solid walls of leaves and branches, they are rarely very secure at all. Someone who wants to get into your yard will be able to crawl or squeeze through your hedges, whereas they’d have much more difficulty with a fence.

Most Hedges Aren’t Very Tall

Even if you’re not concerned about security, you likely care about privacy. Most hedges simply cannot grow tall enough to give you the privacy you want, and if they do, it takes years for them to get there. With a fence, you can have that privacy as soon as your installers are finished putting it in – usually in less than a single day.

It’s clear that, with aluminium slat fencing, Perth residents can enjoy more security and more privacy at a lower cost and in less time than they can with hedges. Look into your fencing options and see which one you like best today.