Florida farmlands are some of the most beautiful areas of the state. Whether you’re living off the land in a small homestead, or operating a commercial farm, having the right fence can make your property safe and functional for everyone. It is especially critical if you have livestock to protect, or large fields where you want to keep intruders out.
FloriFence specializes in both residential and commercial fencing, so we can find a solution no matter the size or function of your fencing. Below are our top-sellers for farmlands, and the pros and cons of each material:
Split rail fencing is the most common type of fencing for farming and animal husbandry. This wood design is affordable, safe for larger animals, and provides a classic look that adds rustic charm to your property. We recommend pest-resistant wood such as cedar or pressure-treated pine to prevent maintenance issues, as well as a paint or stain to protect the wood from water damage.
Chain link or wire
Wire and chain link fencing are popular for smaller animal enclosures such as goats and chickens because it is safer and will properly contain them in small or large areas. This option is also affordable for large areas of land. Chain link is not especially practical for gardens or large livestock, however, because plants and animal feet can get caught in the separations.
Vinyl fencing is designed to look like wood but is 100% water-resistant and much easier to maintain. Because it is made from plastic, it won’t rot, rust, warp or be eaten by pests. However, vinyl is much more expensive than wood, which often deters clients from using it for large areas of pasture. Vinyl is great for smaller gardens and the primary residence.
Metal fencing – both galvanized steel and aluminum – is a great option for the residence because it is sturdy, rust-resistant, and adds a more secure boundary to your home. It is more expensive than wood which makes it impractical for larger pieces of land, but can add a rustic flair to your home gardens.
No matter what you envision for your farm, FloriFence can help! Give us a call today to learn about safe, affordable options for your land in Central Florida.