9 Types of Utility Fencing for Your Home and Garden Needs

9 Types of Utility Fencing for Your Home and Garden Needs

With a wide range of outdoor fencing options out there, it can be tough to determine exactly the type of fencing system you require for your outdoor home project. From garden fencing to metal fencing to utility fencing to chain link fencing, the question today isn’t ‘What is there to buy?’ but ‘What should I buy?’ or more importantly ‘What should I buy that’s better than its competitors and will satisfy my specific needs?’

As a customer, you want easily accessible, quick and relevant information that will help you make a well-informed decision on a fencing system best suited to your needs. When all is said and done, it is still always a good idea to do your research and compare between fencing options so you can be confident in your fence purchase and installation.

In the realm of utility fencing, you have the option of galvanized fencing, welded fencing, plastic fencing or netting, mesh and more. Most types of utility fences have common uses that primarily fall under the following:

  • Flower bed / garden fencing
  • Animal and pet control fencing
  • Rodent proofing
  • Mulch and compost containment
  • Predator cover for fish ponds
  • Bird nesting / perching deterrent

These fences are normally constructed of either steel or plastic, and come in neutral, unobtrusive colours such as black or green that blends nicely with the garden or backyard area.

Specialized utility fencing such as safety fencing and snow fencing have specific uses that include:

  • Construction site fencing
  • Crowd control fencing
  • Large event barriers
  • Snow control barriers
  • Warning barriers

Unlike the rest, safety and snow fencing come in bright and bold colours such as orange so that it is easily visible by onlookers.

Here are 9 types of utility fencing for your home and garden needs

Galvanized Utility Fence

Material and Colour: Steel, Silver colour
Design and Specifications: Heavy gauge, galvanized for corrosion resistance, concrete reinforcement.
Installation: Install by fastening it to metal u-postst-post, or to wood stakes using staples.
Ideal Uses: Flower bed / garden fencing, tree protection.
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Hexagonal Wire Netting

Material and Colour: Steel, Silver colour
Design and Specifications: Mesh netting, hexagonal pattern for unique design, galvanized for corrosion resistance.
Installation: Install by fastening it to metal u-posts, t-post, or to wood stakes using staples.
Ideal Uses: Poultry fencing, animal and pet control, mulch and compost containment, bird nesting / perching deterrent.
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Plastic Fencing

Material and Colour: Flexible, durable plastic, green colour.
Design and Specifications: 25 feet in length and extendable.
Installation: Install by fastening it to metal u-posts, t-post, or to wood stakes using staples.
Ideal Uses: Flower bed / garden fencing, tree protection.
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Plastic Hardware Mesh

Material and Colour: Tough and sturdy plastic. Black colour.
Design and Specifications: Mesh fence, heavy-duty.
Installation: Install by fastening it to metal u-posts, t-post, or to wood stakes using staples.
Ideal Uses: Animal and pet control, predator cover for fish ponds, mulch and compost containment, bird nesting / perching deterrent.
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Plastic Netting

Material and Colour: Thin, soft and flexible plastic. Black colour.
Design and Specifications: Plastic mesh netting that is malleable and drapes easily and gently over shrubbery.
Installation: Install by fastening it to metal u-posts, t-post, or to wood stakes using staples.
Ideal Uses: Animal and pet control, predator cover for fish ponds.
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Safety Fence

Material and Colour: Plastic. Available in bright orange or bright green colours.
Design and Specifications: Bright coloured to provide high-visibility, heavy-duty.
Installation: Install by fastening it to metal u-posts, t-post, or to wood stakes using staples.
Ideal Uses: Construction site fencing, crowd control fencing, large event barriers, warning barriers.
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Snow Fence

Material and Colour: Plastic. Bright orange colour.
Design and Specifications: Bright coloured to provide high-visibility, heavy-duty to withstand harsh winter conditions.
Installation: Install by fastening it to metal u-posts, t-post, or to wood stakes using staples.
Ideal Uses: Snow control barriers, warning barriers, construction site fencing.
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Welded Fence

Material and Colour: Steel. Green colour.
Design and Specifications: Welded to add extra durability and stability, very heavy duty.
Installation: Install by fastening it to metal u-posts, t-post, or to wood stakes using staples.
Ideal Uses: Flower bed / garden fencing, tree protection.
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Welded Hardware Mesh

Material and Colour: Steel. Silver colour.
Design and Specifications: Mesh, welded to add extra durability and stability, very heavy duty.
Installation: Install by fastening it to metal u-posts, t-post, or to wood stakes using staples.
Ideal Uses: Animal and pet control, predator cover for fish ponds, mulch and compost containment, bird nesting / perching deterrent.
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