We have a one-foot drop from the sidewalk to our lawn which necessitates some sort of fence or hedge. When we purchased the house there was a rickety 2×4 fence by the sidewalk that had to go. We’ve been thinking long and hard about what would work best, and have been considering either a traditional hedge, a wooden fence, or a brick fence. In deciding what to do we looked to the fence and hedge designs found in our neighbourhood. Below are some photos of the fences and hedges on our block.
Directly across the road from our house: