Choosing a Vine-Friendly Fence for Your Home

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Fences are not just a security feature. They also enhance the appeal of a property by lending it a neater look. When you want to add to the appeal of your fence, you can grow vines on it. If you choose the right varieties of vines, they will add beauty to the feature and add to your property’s curb appeal. These features are a great addition to your residential property.

Why Plant Colorful, Fence-Friendly Vines?

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Enhance you fence with friendly fence plants.

It may seem that growing vines on fences is tedious and time-consuming. If you select the right types of vines, they will uplift the overall look of your outdoor spaces as no other feature can. They lend a very natural and organic look; if you opt for flowering vines, they will add a pop of color as well. However, you can’t just plant any vine on your fences.

Some plants can damage your fencing, and you will end up having to maintain or replace it often. So choose the vines wisely. Look for something that will have delicate branches with denser foliage. These will not affect the fence surfaces, yet will cover the slats or chain-link, improving its look and privacy. Metal fences have a cold and tough look, and growing vines on them will help to soften their appearance.

These fence-friendly vines are a great addition to your outdoor spaces. Since they grow vertically up the fence, they have a smaller footprint than many other plants that you might grow in your garden. They are easy to maintain and only need an occasional trimming.

Avoid common ivy or wisteria and other similar invasive vines. These tend to hold moisture; they cause wood rot and result in rusting of iron fences.  Japanese honeysuckle is another vine variety to avoid as they grow rapidly, are invasive, and cause damage to buildings. Sometimes, strong herbicides don’t have an effect on them either.

Check whether the vines you opt for are suitable for growing in the local climate.

Tips to Choosing a Vine for Your Fence

There are so many things to consider before choosing the right vines, so if you are planning on growing vines, you also need to pick a vine-friendly fence, and that’s where we come in. We know that the choosing fence process can be challenging, and you want to make the right choice. You can call us for an estimate, and our team is here to help you find products that work best for you.

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