Many homeowners want a property that has a beautiful, classic look, which can be achieved by adding vines to the fence on the property. In addition, adding those vines to a beautiful white fence can make the aesthetic even more appealing for many. That said, if you are considering adding vines to your fence, you want to be sure that your fence can handle the addition of these green plants.
When it comes to vines on wood fences, the look can be a real treat, which makes it a popular choice. Wood fences can be affordable and add an appeal to your property that is magnified by vines. However, be aware that adding them will significantly up your workload when it comes to maintenance. If you don’t do the work, you may end up with bugs and other critters hiding way; something that won’t happen with white vinyl fences.
From The Fence Authority’s blog “Some woody vines are favorites of gardeners for good reason. Many of them, like wisteria or trumpet vine, bloom with bright, fragrant flowers that attract hummingbirds or butterflies. However, when these vines begin to spread over your wooden fence’s surface, they hold excess moisture against the wood. This opens the door for rot as well as fungus, bugs, and other hazards that can wreak havoc on your fence. The “wood” part of the woody vine’s anatomy can also cause a problem: the vine’s strong wooden roots can get between the slats of a wooden fence or into existing cracks and cause breakage, especially on moisture-softened wood. Rapid-growing woody vines in particular can therefore spell disaster for your fence.”
Vinyl fences are great for homeowners because they are simple to maintain and can handle the harshest of environments. They’re a good choice for the home gardener because their durability and strength makes them capable of holding many varieties of vines. However, it’s still important to choose the right vines that won’t be invasive or cause damage to your white PVC fence.
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Some vines that work well in this situation are perennial vines, including kiwi, coral honeysuckle, or even clematis. They will climb your white vinyl fence easily and provide coverage quicker than other varieties might. There are other options as well, but these tend to be favorites for vinyl fence owners.
No matter what type of fence you choose, be sure you speak with a professional fencing contractor or company before you make your final decision. These skilled workers have knowledge about the products and can set you up with the best type of fence for your needs.