What is a Picket Fence?
A picket fence is a fence made with upright stakes, or pickets, connected with horizontal supports. This type of fence tends to be short, and is designed as an ornamental boundary, rather than one which creates privacy or serves as a barrier for animals. There are numerous incarnations of the picket fence, depending on personal taste, although the classic picket fence is made from pointed stakes of an even height and painted white. A picket fence also usually encloses a lavishly planted garden. This style of fence design is closely associated with the United States, although picket fences are built in other nations as well. Within America, the picket fence is associated with suburbia, since suburban homes are often built on large lots which require fencing. In an urban environment, the fence would have to be more solid to create a sense of privacy and minimize crime, while rural areas have sturdy, utilitarian fencing designed to keep animals in or out. Some people have negative associa