Monday, November 10, 2014

A new fence for the Garden

The last few days have been absolutely gorgeous,, mid 60's and sunny, and it has allowed us to get some projects started that have been on our list for some time.

Robb started on my new fence and I could not be happier! We saw a fence like this at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia NC. while visiting there for my daughters 7th Birthday. They had a mock 1800's Homestead set up, and for the garden they had a fence made of branches ( saplings) .I knew right then I wanted this fence for my back gardens!
We eventually want to do this for all the gardens,, but it may take awhile, as I have 4 separate gardens one of which is really big.
we have used everything for fencing, from chicken wire to plastic netting, and it just never looked nice. It really didn't even do a very good job at keeping the chickens out, as they could slip underneath the plastic fencing.

We are surrounded by National Forest, so there is no shortage of Trees here...;)

We decided on Rebar as opposed to treated lumber, A) because I just didn't think big posts would look nice with the smaller branches, B) we have a bunch of Rebar laying around that could be used..
So this is essentially a FREE fence, We do have to purchase a couple more pieces of Rebar, but had enough to go half way around. Fencing is expensive, so the fact that his is gorgeous and is costing us next to nothing is a bonus.

All you need to do this are Sapling Trees and posts of your choice.. You need to use sapling as the wood is green and pliable so you can weave it in and out of the posts....
As branches rot or fall, etc.. You can just stack more on and replace them.

Stil have a ways to go , you can see where its staked, we have one side done as of now.. Hope to get the rest done in the next week or so.

The Cools

1 comment:

  1. That looks so great! Congrats on getting a new fence. My husband and I have been wanting to put up a fence around our yard. We'd like to have a safer place for our kids to play, and we believe a fence would provide that. Seeing this cute fence has inspired to hurry up and call a fencing service!