I’m Considering a Composting Fence…
As you may know, I currently have a chain link fence running along the south side of my yard. To help hide the ugliness of the chain link, I covered it with reed fencing a couple years ago. Even though the reed fencing has made it more tolerable, I have a garden tour coming through this year and feel this is the one thing that makes my garden not worthy of the tour.
Because of this, I’m seriously considering replacing the chain link fence with something similar to the composting fence below. It’s an affordable solution to our fence problem with the benefit of eventually composting into the garden.
- Composts into the garden
- I love the natural look of woven twigs
- It’s affordable
- It looks quick/simple to build
- Screens the neighbor’s dog yard from my patio
- Habitat for birds, spiders and beneficial bugs
- Could look messy/unattractive over time
- Neighbors may not like it (of course I’ll talk to them about it first)
Because I’m wavering a little, I’d like to hear what your thoughts are on this kind of fencing. Personally, I think it would be a great addition to our garden and what I’m trying to do with it (free range chickens, veggie garden, bog garden, natural habitat, etc). Do you think I’m crazy?
Here are some snapshots of the garden and reed fencing from this summer. I’m proposing that we replace anything covered with the reed fencing with a 4′ composting fence with arbor.