How to Install Flexible Bamboo Fencing

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How to Install Flexible Bamboo Fencing
Install a flexible bamboo fence to add interest to a landscape or yard. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Bamboo fencing is made of bamboo shoot lengths that are wired together side by side to create a flexible fence. Bamboo fencing is used as an environmentally friendly alternative to a traditional wooden panel fence and can add interesting detail to a yard. Installing flexible bamboo fencing requires an existing wood or metal mesh fence for attachment and structural stability. Installing bamboo fence requires only a few tools, supplies and time.

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Things you need

  • Flexible bamboo fence
  • Drill with bit
  • Wood screws
  • Screwdriver
  • 14-gauge wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers

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  1. 1

    Determine the condition of the wood or metal fence to which the flexible bamboo fence will be installed. Make any repairs that are necessary before beginning the flexible bamboo fence installation.

  2. 2

    Unroll the flexible bamboo fence on the ground along the length of the wood or metal fence.

  3. 3

    Hold the end of the bamboo fence up so it is even with the corner or first post of the fence line.

  4. 4

    Raise the bamboo fence up off the ground so there is 1 inch of clearance to prevent groundwater from contacting the bamboo.

  5. 5

    Attach the flexible bamboo fence to wooden fence posts with wood screws. Drill a pilot hole for the wood screw through the bamboo and into the wooden fence post. Install a wood screw through the pilot hole in the bamboo and into the wooden fence. Insert screws spaced 12 inches apart vertically to hold the bamboo fence in place.

  6. 6

    Attach bamboo fence to a wire fence with metal ties. Cut 8-inch-long metal ties from a 14-gauge roll of wire with wire cutters. Insert the wire through gaps between the bamboo. Pull the ends of the wire around the metal fence post and twist together to secure. Use pliers to twist the wire if necessary.

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