Proper Cedar Wood Fence Care

The aesthetic appeal, versatility, and durability of cedar make it one of the most popular choices for fences around the country. Cedar wood fences are both affordable and naturally beautiful and can complement any style of house. If you are considering cedar fence installation or are already the proud owner of a cedar fence, review these guidelines for proper fence care.

Initial Installation

Having a trusted fence company install your cedar fence is the first step to ensuring that your fence both looks great and lasts for years to come. Be sure that your fence company doesn’t set the posts into concrete and instead installs the posts directly into the ground. Cedar fence boards should be planted at least two inches from the ground to prevent rotting and allow for proper water drainage around the posts.

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Proper Maintenance

Your cedar fence requires only basic maintenance once it has been properly installed. First, avoid letting excess water hit the fence whenever possible. Of course, preventing rainwater from falling on your fence is hardly practical, but make sure to place sprinklers away from the fence. Next, cut down any weeds and vines that begin to grow on your fence, and try to limit landscaping to the fence’s perimeter.

Regular Cleaning

Undertake a comprehensive cleaning at least once per year to keep your cedar fence’s attractive red tone and make sure it resists warping, insect infestation, and rot. First, combine three quarts of warm water with one quart of bleach. Spray the solution onto your cedar fence using a garden sprayer and allow the liquid to sink in for no more than 10 minutes. After scrubbing the fence to remove any growth, mildew, or dirt, rinse the wood with water.

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