Friday, September 20, 2013

A proper garden fence

If you want some privacy in your own garden you need a fence but which one!

Finding a proper fence for the garden is one of the most difficult things I had to face so far. For some reason nothing seemed to be good enough or beautiful enough or both.

For years we had a hedge of 1,5 meter high but not everybody was happy about it. We got complains from one of the neighbors who got uncomfortable with the growth of the bush. It came the time that the plant itself started to get woody so we decided to replace it for a proper fence.

There are many kind of fences in the market but it took us almost six months to decide. It had to be high (around 2 meters), look as natural as possible (plastic out of the list then) and match with the rest of the property (metal out too).

So wood was the only option but what we found around here was treated wood (it is already green from the shop) and, as you know, we are not into chemicals. At this point I realized that it wasn’t going to be an easy task.

The solution, as usual, came by itself. Searching in internet (better to say scanning) we saw that some people had chestnut wood fences and they look cute. Perfect!

It is easy to instal, you can replace yourself any part of it and it ages nicely getting silver with the time. In principle it is a very simple idea used for long in farming. Thick pillars 40 centimeters deep in the ground separated three meters from each other to keep the installation stable and thin sticks joined with wire that you attach to the pillars . The distance between the thin sticks can be changed; we bought the closest possible because we like privacy but not to feel isolated.

So, here it is.

Chestnut wood fence for the garden

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