Hardscape Design Ideas

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: Picking Materials for Boundaries

Walls, screens and fences don't just identify where your yard stops and someone else's begins. As much space as they occupy, they should also be major design features. We help you choose materials for maxiumum border appeal.

Font
  • A
  • A
  • A

E-mail This Page to Your Friends

x

All fields are required.

Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a comma; Maximum 20 email addresses.

Refresh

Sending E-mail

Sending E-mail

Or Do Not E-mail

Success!

A link to %this page% was e-mailed

+ Enlarge Photo
Shrink Photo
Garden Brick Wall Fountain
Featured Products in This Gallery

DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Walls and Solid Screens

Brick, stone or rendered walls enclose spaces and form a framework around the garden. When planning for a solid screen, consider the size and shape of units, which can range from random rubble to expensive stone blocks. Also think about how the color of stone or brick walls, which stands up all on its own, will fit with your larger vision. Man-made materials, such as concrete, offer almost endless possibilities in color and shape, providing clean lines or fluid structures. But you don't have to forfeit movement entirely if you go with brick or stone, demonstrated here by an in-wall water feature.

Constructing solid screens requires a significant budget and expert skills, especially with regard to structural soundness, so think twice before embarking on a wall project casually.

Advertisement
Loading...

Please forgive us, this gallery is really popular.

We sent a note to our support staff about the glitch you just experienced. Please click the button below to reload your content.

More From Hardscaping Ideas

Fantastic Footfalls: Picking Materials for Garden Grounds

Fantastic Footfalls: Picking Materials for Garden Grounds

The landscape experts at HGTV.com help you choose the right hardscape materials for your outdoor space.

(7 photos)
Personalize Your Outdoor Spaces With Garden Art

Personalize Your Outdoor Spaces With Garden Art

Get ideas and inspiration for decorative garden art at HGTV.com.

(14 photos)
Make an Obelisk for Climbing Plants

Make an Obelisk for Climbing Plants

Find out how to build a wooden obelisk for clematis or other flowering climbers at HGTV.com.

Recently Added Designer Outdoor Spaces

Browse new outdoor spaces from top designers.

See More Designer Outdoor Spaces

HGTV Outdoors Newsletter

Find out how to make the most of patios, decks and all your outdoor areas, plus tips from master gardeners for beautiful flower beds and bountiful vegetable gardens.