If you are looking for a live, fast growing hedge, bamboo could be the perfect choice for you. If grown properly, it can grow very dense and tough, making it great for adding privacy around your home and yard. Bamboo spreads quickly, looks attractive and is an excellent choice for creating natural fences. We’ve embedded a super tutorial video below that tells you what you need to know.
To make this project work, you will have to choose the right variety of bamboo. Bamboos can be broadly grouped into two categories. First is the running variety which grows very fast and hard to control. They provide a quick and tall fence but may require more work in terms of containment. Second is the clumping variety, which is slower to grow but easier to maintain. This type of bamboo does not spread out underground but stays growing in the same spot, so your hedge does not affect the neighbors or the rest of your yard. It is important to take into consideration the weather conditions of where you live before deciding on a certain species for your fence.
Keep an eye on your live bamboo fence to ensure that it is not spreading beyond your property. Regular pruning and cutting is important to save yourself the trouble coming from distressed neighbors. You can keep it as long as you like provided you take proper care of it.
One of the main concerns here is to keep the bamboo contained within your property by regular maintenance. Bamboo grows rapidly so you will need to be diligent in order to keep it orderly and attractive. If you think that all the trimming, pruning and cutting are too much work then live bamboo fencing may not be the best choice for you. Also, the plant is not easily available in all climate conditions and therefore may have to be specially ordered. But aside from those drawbacks, bamboo fences still provide lots of benefits.