Q: Why should I choose Cali Natural Reed Fencing?
A: Beyond reed’s natural beauty and ability to blend into the landscape, it’s also an extremely versatile product that can be easily customized and applied to just about any structure. Reed is also a rapidly growing grass and therefore a very sustainable building and decor material that can be harvested without causing any damage to the plant or surrounding environment.
Q: What are the different ways you can install a reed fence?
A: Reed fencing is lightweight and easy to work with and customize for a variety of applications. It is commonly used to cover existing, structurally sound fences to increase privacy or refurbish an eye sore. Reed fencing can also be used to:
- Add height to a wall
- Cover a chainlink fence
- Hide unsightly pool equipment
- Create a screen
- Line a balcony for added privacy
- Cover an awning for extra shade
- Create a backdrop for tropical landscaping
- Wrap around raised garden beds
Q: How do I keep my reed fence looking beautiful?
A: Reed fencing can be cleaned and sprayed with a protective water repellent to help maintain its original look. Over time, as the waxy outer cellulose fibers break down, the reed may take on a grayish tone.
Q: How durable is reed fencing?
A: All fences are subject to environmental stresses including ultraviolet radiation, heating and cooling cycles, humidity changes, freezing cycles, mildew, and strong winds. Reed fencing will last longest when properly maintained using a protective water repellant. Otherwise, when left to the elements, reed will eventually change to a gray color, similar in tone to aged cedar.
Q: How do I customize the size of a reed fencing panel for a shorter height or a shorter width? What is the best tool to use?
A: The best tool to use to make fence panels a shorter height is a common circular saw with a plywood blade (140 teeth). If you need a section to be less than 8ft wide, a pair of wire cutters is all that is required. Simply cut the wire about 2 stalks longer than you need, slide the extra two stalks off, and wrap the extra wire around the last stalk.
Q: What other things do I need to know about maintaining reed fencing?
A: All outdoor wood products are subject to a range of environmental stresses. A regular maintenance schedule is the best option to protect any outdoor building material including reed. All outdoor wood material is subject to fading from the sun's radiation as well as airborne surface mildew. Depending on the local weather conditions, applying an outdoor wood sealant containing fungicide and UV protection is recommended.