How To Have a Sustainable and Stylish Fence Surrounding Your Residential or Commercial Property

precast concrete with an open fence in a neighborhood

If you are like most people, you want to make changes, like new fencing, to your house that are good for the planet. But, at the same time, you want those changes to look good. You can create a fence that matches your style and is sustainable. Here are some of our top suggestions for creating fencing that is beautiful and eco-friendly.

Use Precast Concrete as Your Fencing Material

Precast concrete is one of the most sustainable fencing materials available. The material is low-maintenance and resistant to rust, fire, and rot. In addition, it can be installed quickly and easily while requiring little labor to manufacture and install.

Precast concrete is a composite material made from cement, water, and aggregate. These three parts are mixed together and then poured into a mold to form the final product. This is a sustainable building material because it requires less energy and natural resources to produce than other more traditional materials such as brick or stone.

Precast concrete fencing is made in a factory and then transported to the job site, where they are assembled on-site. Making the parts inside a factory reduces the number of mistakes made and the waste produced.

Additionally, the forms that are used to make the concrete are reused again and again for precast concrete. Traditional cast-in-place concrete typically uses the forms only once before they are thrown away.

Add Native Landscaping Along Your Precast Concrete Fence

Planting along a fence is an excellent way to add color, texture, and interest. A fence is a great way to define and separate spaces, but when it’s surrounded by a lawn it can be difficult to add color and texture. By planting along the fence, you can line the fence with flowers, shrubs, vines, and other plants that will add an element of interest.

There are many different types of gardens that can be created in order to suit the needs and tastes of any person or group. There are gardens that are formal, informal, naturalistic, tropical, or desert-like. 

Whatever type of garden you want to create along your fence, we recommend choosing native plants. This is the most sustainable option by far.

Native plants are better adapted to local growing conditions than non-native plants. They are also often cheaper to purchase, require less maintenance and have a higher survival rate in their natural habitat. Plus, they are often good for creating habitats for native animals and insects.

Use Recycled Elements in Backyard Design

Recycled items are very popular in the DIY world. With many people trying to live more sustainably, recycled materials are a great way to save money and reduce pollution — one of the best places to recycle old items in your yard.

Recycled metal can be used to create sculptures and another yard décor. It is an inexpensive material and a creative way to create a unique space.

Old tubs and even old China dishes can be used to create exciting water features that will fill the area in your fenced-in yard with the soothing sound of water.

American Precast Concrete Inc.

If you are looking for a sustainable and beautiful fence to surround your residential or commercial property, contact American Precast Concrete Inc. today.