There are many options when choosing the type of fencing to place around your garden. They
serve as protection for your garden against animals, as well as adding beauty to any garden. One particular type of
fencing that is unique is a bamboo garden fence. These types of fences come in an array of sizes and can come ready
to place, or another option is to buy bamboo and create your own. Either option will add a creative flare to any
garden. When deciding which option to go with, consider the time you want to invest in the project. Making the
fence yourself will be more time consuming, however if this is the option you choose, there are a few steps to make
the process easier.
For starters, round posts will be better than square posts for your bamboo fence.
Secondly, use pressure-treated hardwood for the posts of the fence. By doing this you are ensuring a longer life of
your bamboo fence. Using wood that is not pressure-treated can result in only 3-4 years of life for your fence.
Third, use a fine bladed hacksaw to cut the canes of bamboo. Any other type can cause splitting. When cutting the
bamboo, cut above the joint at an angle so that the membrane will provide protection against water
When you are putting nails into the bamboo to connect to the posts, it is suggested that
you use a drill. Drill a hole that is a bit bigger than the nail, this way you are lessening the chance of cracking
or crushing the bamboo. Bamboo fencing will last a number of years when properly built and cared for. It is much
the same as a typical wooden fence. It is suggested that you use a petroleum based preservative or an oil, such as
one made from hemp to add further protection to the fence.
Throughout the years you may notice that the bamboo fence will change color as well as
crack. This is due to weather and cannot fully be prevented. By using an oil or preservative on the fence you are
providing some protection, however just as wood still fades and cracks, bamboo will also. There are certain ways to
aid in the life of the fence. For example, if you can place the bamboo a little above the ground, not directly on
it, it will not rot as soon as it would if placed directly on the ground.
After building and placing your bamboo fence you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your
labor. Since the fence is made of bamboo, once you have finished, you are completely finished. It requires no more
upkeep. You can also congratulate yourself on using a product that is not only eco-friendly but a beautiful
addition to your landscape.