Are you looking to give your garden an instant makeover? With an appealing and rustic look, hurdle fencing can do just that. Our willow and hazel hurdle fence panels are made from high quality. We use ethically sourced materials that are handwoven, giving them a unique natural style to enhance any garden. Follow our easy step by step method below. Watch our ‘How to Install Hurdle Fencing’ video for a useful guide.
Willow and Hazel hurdles don’t require too much maintenance to keep them in tip top condition. However, if you’re not going to be using them immediately, it’s important to store them in a dry area where they have adequate airflow. This will prevent mould from forming.
There’s no need to apply any treatments to your hurdles. If you leave them as they are, they’ll adopt an attractive, rustic grey hue.
Alternatively, you can use a water based preservative readily available from your local hardware shop to keep them looking new for longer.
Step by Step Method:
- Using 2 posts per hurdle, place them beside your hurdle with one at each end and make sure they’re driven firmly into place. For this, you can use a post mount, or use a synthetic product such as Quikset for a fast, clean and safe alternative to traditional concrete.
- You can then attach the hurdle to the posts using galvanised wire or screws.
- Reinforce the strength of the hurdles by attaching a further stake behind one of the vertical columns.
- If you wish to install the hurdles so that they curve, make sure to soak them in water for maximum flexibility for a few hours beforehand. This will prevent the sticks from snapping. Please note, you may need to use more stakes to keep the curve taught. Read How Papillon Hurdles are made to learn more.
Why Choose Willow or Hazel Hurdles?
Willow or Hazel hurdles create a rustic, natural look in any outdoor space, and are particularly useful as a more unique garden fence. Due to the woven construction of the hurdles, they allow a small amount of air to pass through. This create the perfect wind break and ensuring a gust of wind won’t knock down your lovely fencing!
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Robust, beautiful and eco-friendly, hazel and willow hurdles are ideal for the traditional English country garden and allow gardeners to create a unique, natural look for modern urban spaces. Here you’ll find a selection of garden fencing styles to choose from. Including framed hurdles, bunch willow, split hazel and all the posts and fixings you could need to fit your hurdles firmly in place.
Woven hazel hurdles and willow hurdles are perfect for anyone wanting practical, natural-looking garden fence panels. These hurdles require minimal maintenance and will look great for years to come. The way in which the branches have been woven means that air diffuses through the hurdle fencing instead of just being blocked. This makes the fence panels ideal for exposed areas, where other fences may be blown over in strong winds.
A garden fence is a usually overlooked part of the garden that can bring an edge to your outside area. Spruce up a raised element of your garden with some inspiration and ideas. You could even make a statement with a two-tone panel, having the top portion of your fence one colour and the rest a lighter or darker shade.
To clean your fence, all you need is a bucket of warm soapy water and a scrubbing brush. Clean your fence panels in circular motions and pour fresh water over them to remove excess. Focus on removing spots of green algae as this can significantly improve its appearance.
To remove stubborn marks of dirt, you can use a pressure washer to quickly cut through the dirt and leave your fencing looking as good as new.
If you live in a particularly windy area and have had experience with your panelled fencing being blown over before, it might be a good idea to install fence panels with gaps to allow the wind to pass through. Alternatively, a concrete mix will help it stay sturdy and hold firmly in place against the elements.