Advice on timber for garden fence
My trellis-style garden fence is on its last legs, so I am going to get a new one installed. I've never done this before, and I was hoping that forum members would have some tips?
I'm planning to replace the broken-down fence with another trellis-style one as the existing one works well to maximise light and space in our fairly small garden. But I want the fence to be as robust and hard-wearing as possible. Does anyone have any recommendations on what kind of wood would be best for the panels? And on how the wood should be treated? I have spent hours trawling the internet but all the advice seems to be contradictory...
Also - this is probably a vain hope, but I was hoping that if I have the work done towards the end of winter, I can minimise the damage done to existing plants. My past experience of builders + plants does not give me confidence. Does anyone have any tips on how to minimise damage to existing flowerbeds while having a fence replaced?