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.
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.