Best Kinds of Vines to Use for Your Fence
When it comes to fences, there’s nothing more beautiful than a fence covered in abundant, crawling vines.
In addition to softening the look of your fence, they also add visual interest to your property and help to add beauty to your home. To decide which type are best to use on your fence, it’s important to keep the style and material in mind.
Best Vines for Wooden Fences
Wooden fences are the ideal foundation for vines and, if you have a wooden fence, you’ve got a virtually unlimited selection of greenery to choose from. Here are some of the most popular choices:
- Annual vines like the Cardinal Climber, the Moonflower, the Morning Glory, and Sweet Peas are ideal for wooden fences.
- Perennial vines are a favorite among many homeowners since you only have to plant them once. Traditional varieties include Clematis, Hydrangeas, Everlasting Peas, and Wisteria.
If you have installed a wooden fence, the only thing you’ll need to avoid is climbing ivy, which can damage wood by digging into it and drying it out.
Best Vines for Vinyl Fences
Vinyl fences are durable and less vulnerable to rot and damage than wood, but which vines should you grow to cover them? Here are some of the most-loved options:
- Pink Honeysuckle is a perennial type that creates a flowering fence-cover homeowners love.
- Pipestem Clematis is robust, fast-growing, and blooms in beautiful white flowers throughout the summer.
- Campo Pea bursts full of blood-red flowers in the early summer. A beautiful contrast against a vinyl fence, this variety is easy to train and grows quickly.
Best Vines for Aluminum Fences
If you have an aluminum or chain-link fence you’d like to cover, here are your best options:
- Climbing hydrangeas are blooming and woody. They may damage wooden or vinyl fences, but are ideal for aluminum fences.
- Sweet Grapes are beautiful, fast growing, and perfect for the sturdy frame of an aluminum fence.
Which Vines to Avoid Using On Your Fence
Some varities may be too woody or dense for certain fences. Examples include woody varieties on vinyl fences and thorny types on wooden fences. If you live in a humid or damp area, you may also want to avoid dense vines that trap moisture as they can become a breeding ground for bugs.
By choosing the right variety for your fence, you can easily transform the look and feel of your property and enjoy privacy, security, and beauty for years to come.
Contact Ranchers Fencing today to get the perfect fence for your home and begin enjoying the look of a beautiful home.