How to Install Split Bamboo Fencing

What You'll Need
Split Bamboo Fencing
Zip ties
Wire cutters
Tape Measure

With the use of split bamboo fencing homeowners can easily create a privacy area around their yard. Bamboo fencing has been used for a long time to enhance backyard patios, swimming areas, and romantic retreats with a tropical flair. These fences are a great way to add privacy to an existing chain link fence as they are easy to install and do not require a lot of special tools. Here is a step by step guide to installing split bamboo fencing for the DIY homeowner.

Step 1: Measure for Buying Bamboo Rolls

Take your tape measure and find out how much fencing you are going to need. Simply start at the beginning of your existing fence and measure all the way to the end. This will determine how many rolls you are going to need to purchase of split reed fencing. After you have measured the length of the fencing, then determine whether your need 4 ft. or 6 ft. high fencing material.

Step 2: Purchase Fencing Material

With your measurement in hand go to the home improvement center and purchase the required amount of split bamboo fencing you need. Make sure that you purchase the split bamboo fencing instead of the full reed fencing. They are going to look similar, but the split reed are individual reeds and are much sturdier.

Step 3: Inspect Fence Materials

Once you have the purchased fencing at your home, roll it out along the length of your fence to make sure that there are no problems with it. Look at the top and bottom of the fence for any inconsistencies in length. Also look to see if any of the split reeds are missing from anywhere within the roll of fencing. Once you are happy with the condition of the fence you may roll it back to the original position.

Step 4: Start Fence Installation

With the help of a friend you can begin to install your split bamboo fencing along your chain link fence. Stand up a roll of your fence and unroll it approximately 4 to 6 feet. Place the end of the fencing near the end of your fence. Using wire ties, or garden wire if you so choose, connect the bamboo fencing to the fence. Start at the top and tie the fence with the wire. Go through the bamboo slats and chain for a tight fit. Once the top is secure then move to the middle and then the bottom of the fence.

Step 5: Finish Installation

Continue along the length of your fence until you have covered it along the area where you want it covered. In the places where you need to add another roll, make sure you overlap the fencing so that you can keep the privacy curtain intact. As you are continuing to attach the fencing, keep the ties at four to six foot intervals to make sure it does not droop anywhere along the fence. Keep it level from the top of the fence so that it will keep its integrity along the entire area.