Summer is about spending time outdoors, having barbecues and entertaining family and friends in the garden, or by the pool. Of course, we want our exterior spaces to look just as decorative as our interiors, right?
So if your backyard isn’t looking that great—especially if you have a fence made of weathered wood or a chain link that offers no privacy—a great solution is to reface your fence with reed. Reed is an inexpensive bamboo-like covering that instantly transforms your fence into a more tropical backdrop.
It normally comes in a roll 6’ tall by 16’ long for only $25.00! It can be easily installed using a staple gun directly over the existing wood structure. In most cases it can even be stained if you wish to go darker in color. Personally, I like it natural, and I love that reed is a very eco-friendly material since it’s a renewable and sustainable source similar to bamboo.
Keep in mind that because reed is a natural product it will only last outdoors for a couple of seasons. But, hey, you get an instant makeover for your patio in little time, so it’s worth the money. Not only can you use it as fencing, you can also reface bar fronts, use over pergolas as a shade roof, and even create free-standing decorative panels for the yard using 2x4s as frames (similar to a floor screen concept). With some imagination, the possibilities for using reed in our outdoor settings are endless!