There are lots of options when putting up a garden fence.
Is the fence strictly to add beauty to your yard or are you trying to keep out wandering animals?
One unique type of fencing is a bamboo garden fence.
What Is A Bamboo Garden Fence?
Bamboo garden fences come in many sizes and designs. Use either premade fence panels or try your hand with split or rolled bamboo. Either choice will produce results you will be pleased with.
Should I Try to DIY A Bamboo Fence?
If you want to add your own unique touch to your yard, consider building the fence yourself.
It will be more time consuming but there are a few things you can do to make the process easier.
If you decide to construct a bamboo garden fence, use pressure treated posts to go into the ground because they are treated and have a longer life than cedar posts, so your bamboo fence will also last longer.
Some Fine Points About Installing Bamboo Fencing
When necessary, cut bamboo canes with a fine bladed hacksaw as using other types of saws can result in the cane splitting.
When cutting the bamboo cane, be sure to make your cut on an angle and above the cane joint as the membrane provides protection against water collecting.
When attaching the bamboo to the posts, use a drill to make a hole slightly bigger than the nail to reduce the chance of the bamboo cracking or being crushed.
Bamboo Fence Considerations
One thing to note about bamboo fencing is that it is really a grass and not wood so it can't come into direct contact with the ground as that would cause it to deteriorate.
If you want your fence to fit tightly against the ground, simply run a piece of wood along the bottom and then attach 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.
As the years go by, you'll no doubt notice that the bamboo is cracking and fading which is caused by weather and sunlight and can't be prevented entirely.
Wood fences are also affected so it's a good idea to keep applying a preservative on a regular basis to the fences that will limit damage.
Final Thoughts About Bamboo Fencing
Building a bamboo garden fence is a good decision all around.
Bamboo is considered a renewable resource so by using it instead of other materials, you are helping the environment.
And you will end up with a unique, beautiful fence around your garden!