Whether you’re looking to add a classic air of elegance to your garden or boost the privacy factor for your chain link fence, growing vines can be a great way to add beauty and interest to your home and landscape. But while they may look beautiful, all vines are not well-suited for growing on fences. In fact, some vines can cause damage to your fencing depending on the fence material. Some aluminum fences may be great for growing vines that are not well-suited to wooden fences, and vice versa. Here’s our guide to the best vines to grow on different fences.
Vines for Wooden Fences
Wooden fences typically require more care when it comes to protecting them from natural elements. While beautiful and stylish, wooden fences can be susceptible to cracking, warping, and even rotting at the hands of changing seasons, inclement weather, and plant overgrowth. When growing vines on a wooden fence, it’s best to choose annual, herbaceous vines as opposed to woody ones. Herbaceous vines like morning glory, moonflower, and sweet pea are great choices for wooden fences because they will not cause the kind of damage that woody vines will. Plus, they produce bright flowers that can attract birds and butterflies to your garden.
Vines for Vinyl Fences
Vinyl fences are generally more durable than wooden fences, requiring less maintenance and being insusceptible to warping and rotting. Choosing perennial, readily-climbing vines such as honeysuckle or clematis can add a natural touch to your vinyl fencing. But while vinyl can stand up to stronger vines, especially woody vines can still cause structural problems for a vinyl fence, so it’s best to always do your research to find a vine that will grow well without causing damage. It’s a good idea to visit your local nursery for tips about the best vine for your landscape to avoid overwhelming or even invasive species.
Vines for Aluminum Fences
Aluminum fences are one of the most popular choices for growing heartier vines since they are especially strong and will be able to stand up to woody varieties with little maintenance needed. Since aluminum is rust-resistant, strong and heavy vine species like wisteria and rambling roses make a great choice. Not only will these vines look great on your aluminum fence, but they can also add considerable privacy to your yard, making them a great choice for any pool area, patio, or garden.
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