How Do You Build A Garden Fence From Branches?
The art of weaving branches into fences is called wattling; it stems from the Bronze Age, when hatchets were invented and could cut down willows. Wattled fence panels are easy to make, and add a rustic look to your garden. They are simple structures made from easily available and cost-free materials. To bend the wood, use pliable willow or hazel wood branches or soak other woods to make weaving easier. Wattle fence panels woven in roughly 5-foot sections are called hurdles. They make it easy to screen parts of your yard and garden into sections for flowers, storage, lounging or lawn. Cut 1-inch willow branches near the base with a lopping pruner in the fall. Tie them into bundles and store them in a root cellar or basement. Rehydrate them in the spring by soaking them in water when you’re ready to make a fence. Willows are more pliable and splinter-resistant than other woods, but hardwoods like maple, dogwood and oak can be used. Prepare five posts that are about 1½ inches in diameter