Ponga_Fence

Build a Free-Standing Ponga Fence in 5 Easy Steps

With the right care and conditions, a ponga fence can become a 'living' fence, wprouting fronds or growing plants from seeds lodged in the truck.  Whether you would like your ponga fence to become a 'living' fence, or prefer the non-sprouting variety, here are 5 easy steps to building your free-standing* ponga log fence.  Enjoy!

Materials

  • Ponga Logs 2.4 m long (allow approx 6-7 logs per metre of fence)
  • Spade
  • Tape Measure and Saw (if you wish to trim the height of the fence)

5 Steps

  1. Dig a strip up to 40cm deep and around 20cm (a spade width) wide. Where an extra strong foundation is required, eg: in pumice soils, dig the strip 50 cm deep.
  2. Set the ponga logs into the ground in a single row, leaving no gap between the logs. Ensure the logs are the right way up ie: with their base in the ground.
  3. Fill the soil in around the logs, compact the soil well.
  4. If you wish, trim the tops to the desired height.
  5. A good watering regime is required, but you do not need to fertilise the fence. Water the fence thoroughly every few days for at least 6 weeks to establish roots. Water the bottom of the fence, not the top.

For a living fence:

  • If the fence is in a shady environment it will become self-sufficient.
  • If the fence is in a sunny or windy environment, take special care for the first 6 months. Once the fence is established (usually afer it has been through its first winter) ongoing irrigation is requred during dry periods (deep watering twice a week is important during dry periods)

*Please note, if the ponga fence is on a road frontage or boundary fence, in a high traffic area, or in a very exposed, windy area, it will require structural support (not be free-standing).

ST. JOHN’S YARD:

88a Merton Road,
St Johns, Auckland
09 951 4089
stjohns@aucklandlandscape.co.nz

Mt. Roskill YARD:

52A Frost Road,
Mt Roskill, Auckland
09 951 4089
mtroskill@aucklandlandscape.co.nz

TAKANINI:

163 Airfield Road,
Takanini, Auckland
09 951 4089
takanini@aucklandlandscape.co.nz

Newsletter Subscription

Fill out my online form.
© 2017 Auckland Landscape Supplies | At Auckland Landscape Supplies Ltd we do endeavour to keep our website up to date, however from time to time we are caught out and therefore some prices may differ from those advertised.