When you plan your walling it is best to discuss it with the neighbours, so as to avoid annoying them so they go and report you.
If you are doing it together then you can carefully plan what to use and how best to set it up. You do not want to obstruct your view, or your neighbours, as it is extra security to be able to see through to each other’s property in case help is needed.
If you are using wall toppings, and decide on plants, you need to use something very thorny to prevent anyone accessing your property over the top.
The only drawback is when you need to prune the plants. Always wear adequate protection, including goggles, to prevent injuries to yourselves.
The last thing you want is a thorn in your eye.
Plants can be added above fences in boxes, with trellis to climb over. That way, they won’t obstruct the view, but will make it extremely difficult for anyone to climb over without serious injury.
Hedges are a deterrent, but they also offer protection to criminals who have found a way to get into your property, as they can then hide from neighbours or passers by.
An English rambling rose is also a good plant to use, and has the benefit of beautiful, abundant fragrant roses. The rose thorns are vicious to say the least and very copious, making it impenetrable.
Nothing is absolutely guaranteed to keep anyone off your property, especially if they come prepared. But the hassle they will have will give you ample time to summon help.
Bottom line is, do everything in your power to keep your family and property safe, even if it does mean extra work to prune and train plants correctly.
Why not contact us at Country Wide Walling to discuss your needs with our highly trained consultants. They will gladly advise, guide and assist you, or simply request a free quotation.