Today’s episode is on mt thoughts on natural fencing.I talk about diffrent types of living fencing such as, living fence, rock walls,round wood and split rail fencing. I discuss their uses , how to construct them, and what they may be used for. i also discuss saving money using natural fencing so listen in to hear more.

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  1. An important factor when picking a fencing design is the amount of upkeep you will need to do to keep the fence in good working order and to have it look good.

    My father had that white farmer fencing using thick posts and 2×8 boards and it lasted a while, but upkeep was a real issue. I am totally against painting anything you don’t have to, unless we are talking about something like Thompsons Waterseal, which doesn’t flake off when it wears.


    Cedar split rail fencing on the other hand is weather proof, simple to construct and almost maintenance free. It works great for a visual barrier on your property and with enough materials, can keep livestock corralled. It will eventually rot away, but it is simple to repair and the only real work involved in construction is sinking posts into the ground.

    If you are looking to create material for natural woven fencing, you can go ahead an pollard or coppice trees to grow future materials, that comes back year after year.


    Hedges are another natural fencing. You can go the coniferous route with a nice cedar hedge (it is an insect and bird attractant), or a deciduous flowering hedge like a wax privet. When it gets too over grown can be mowed all the way to the ground to grow back again.

    If you are looking for cheap lumber for projects, you can’t go wrong with cedar fence poles. They are really cheap if you buy them from a farm supply store as they are often the material used in constructing wire fencing. Who says you have to span the length with wire.

    Here are two great videos on creating hedgerows using two different methods.



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