If you're feeling creative and have some extra time you may want to build your own fence. There are a few things that can make it easier. When building a bamboo garden fence, it's best to use pressure treated posts to sink into the ground. These have a longer life than cedar posts, so your bamboo fence will last a lot longer.
When it comes time to attach the bamboo, use a fine bladed hacksaw to make any necessary cuts on the bamboo canes. Other types of saws can cause splitting. When you cut a bamboo cane, always cut above the joint and at an angle, rather than straight across. That way the membrane can protect against water collecting.
When attaching the bamboo to the posts, use a drill to make a hole slightly bigger than the nail. This reduces the chance of the bamboo cracking or being crushed.
One important fact about bamboo is that it is a grass and not wood. Therefore it shouldn't come into direct contact with the ground or it will deteriorate. You can avoid this from occurring by putting a piece of wood along the lower edge of your garden fence with the bamboo above it.
Bamboo fencing can easily last years when it's built and cared for properly. Just like you need to treat a wooden fence with a preservative to keep it in good shape, a bamboo fence is no different. Use a preservative that has UV protection for best results. After a few years you may notice that the bamboo is changing color and even cracking, due to weather conditions and harsh sunlight. Wood fences are affected as well. Continuing to apply preservative regularly will help limit this damage.
You are making a good decision when you build a bamboo garden fence. Since bamboo is considered a renewable resource, by using bamboo rather than another material, you are helping the environment. And you will end up with a truly unique and beautiful fence around your garden.
A bamboo garden fence is a fantastic addition to any garden area. It can be used in creating a boundary between your garden and the rest of your yard space. Unless your yard is very large, chances are that your garden is very visible. Bamboo garden fences can block out messy weeds or compost piles from plain view, as well as keeping four legged visitors out.
Although there are lots of possibilities when it comes to garden fences, bamboo is probably the most inexpensive option as well as being the easiest to erect. Despite its appearance, bamboo is actually quite strong and durable. It stands up well to the sun and weather so is a good choice for any garden.
As with any natural products, bamboo will deteriorate over time and so will require some care. Applying a treatment suitable for your area and weather conditions, to your bamboo garden fence, will reduce damage.
If you want to separate your garden from the rest of your yard, bamboo garden fences will work well and be aesthetically pleasing. It can be easily installed onto an existing fence or attached to a wooden frame using galvanized wire or heavy duty staples.
If you are looking to simply screen off an area, a movable fence is a good alternative. In this case bamboo fence panels are probably your best option. With bamboo, you can easily build, move and then dismantle the fence when it's time for a clean-up.
If the reason for having a fence is mainly to keep animals out of your garden, you will want to install the bamboo fence panels onto a wood frame.