Our new house has a garden, and part of the fence needs to be replaced. Part of what needs replacing is the pole that holds the lock for the garden-door.
Last year, we replaced that part of the fence with a fence made of woven branches, 2 to 5 cm in diameter. We did not use the garden entrance then, but I really want to start using it (because dragging the bicycle through the house to the garden shed is a pain.)
Anyway, a year after we put the fence up, half the branches were completely rotten, and the whole thing literally fell apart.
I believe hanging a untreated fence made of woven branches or bamboo about 30 cm off the ground would make it a lot more durable. If we go for this option we would just need a durable pole to put in the ground. There is a pole of something like concrete at the other end, we could suspend the fence in-between.
Or we could put up a fence that starts at ground level, at least making it less easy for our neighbour's cats to come shit in our garden.
- impregnated wood: the greenish type. Either just the pole or a whole fence.
- a 'baked' wood pole or entire fence. Heating the wood makes it suitable for outdoor use, but also quite expensive.
- a tar-impregnated woorden pole, hang untreated fence from it.
- a stone, brick or concrete pole, hang untreated fence from it. (Is this a DYI project?
- a plastic pole of fence?
What do you recommend as a sustainable solution? I live in the Netherlands.