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Bamboo Privacy Fence

Install a Bamboo Privacy Fence And Give Your Garden a Rustic Look

A bamboo fence is the most eco-friendly option for privacy fences. Here is the information about bamboo fences and how to install them in your garden.
Gardenerdy Staff
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2018
Bamboo Fence
If you want a privacy fence for your home, but do not want to use metal or can't afford wood, the best idea is to have bamboo. It looks great as it gives a rustic ambiance to your garden. You have the satisfaction that you are using an eco-friendly and inexpensive material.
Japanese Traditional Bamboo Fence
These fences are available in a variety of styles and you can choose one that matches your taste. These types of fences are very popular in Japanese Zen gardens, but you can create a serene and relaxing atmosphere by installing one in your garden or backyard.
Installing
Bamboo fence with green moss
Bamboo fences and outdoor privacy screens are incredibly durable and strong, and they can withstand heavy winds and extreme weather conditions. If you live in a warm climate then you can even opt for a fence of living bamboo.
To grow a living bamboo fence, select the bamboo suitable for your climate and which grows high enough for privacy. Now, mark the area or perimeter of your property where you want the fence. You need to create a planting area which is at least three to four feet wide. After you have marked the planting area, dig a trench that is about three feet deep.
Line the entire trench with plastic sheeting. This is done to prevent the rhizomes from escaping and the bamboo plants from invading the rest of your garden or yard. Press several inches of soil over the plastic sheet in the trench tightly, and make sure that the soil is well-drained. Now, lay the rhizomes in the trench and space them adequately.
Cover the rhizomes with soil and two inches of compost. Water the trench thoroughly so that the plants can grow. In about a month or so the plants will grow to a height of three to four feet.
Bamboo Fence
If you want to install a more traditional fence, there are a number of styles to choose from. A rolled bamboo fence is made out of ¾ inch poles which are then linked and arranged together. The more popular type is where ½ inch bamboo slats are arranged to make a fence.
Spring Bamboo Fence
Another design that gives a very rustic look is the twig fence. It is made by small bamboo twigs that are interwoven and held together by steel wires.
To build a fence, you need bamboo that has been cut to the desired height, galvanized wire, and two wooden posts. Arrange the stalks together tightly, ensuring there are no gaps in between. Use the galvanized wire to tie each stalk together in place.
Bamboo Fence
Place the fence between two wooden posts that have been hammered into the soil. Take some more galvanized wire to secure the fence to the posts.
Fences made of bamboo
Whether you choose to grow a living bamboo fence or decide to just install one, these fences are a great option for privacy. Bamboo furniture and fencing are best for people who are looking to give a natural and rustic look to their home and garden.