Considerations for Outdoor Cannabis Fencing
When it comes to fencing for plants, you need to evaluate the entire property and the location where the plants will be grown. Two factors to focus on to ensure that you will have a successful harvest are sunlight and air flow. Additional factors to also consider are pests and unwelcome guests.
Air Flow for Healthy Plants
If your property is surrounded by other tall buildings, there may be reduced airflow as you don’t want to further limit this by erecting a solid barricade constructed out of brick or stone. Instead, consider commercial fencing that allows for unrestricted air flow, such as commercial chain link fencing. The open links allow for unrestricted air to flow inside and over your plants. To ensure privacy and security, the fence should be tall enough while still limiting access of larger pests, animals and people. A 7′ + 1′ chain link fence with privacy slats may be more ideal for your property.
This commercial chain link fence comes as tall as 7′. Then an additional 1′ of 3-strand barbed wire on top can prevent people from trying to climb over it. The chain link fence also has commercial grade privacy slats that are interwoven into the chain links. So air can still flow through, yet it can be difficult for people to see onto the property.
Pests and Unwelcome Guests
You may have a large, open cannabis grow operation where there will be plenty of air flow. Yet you are constantly trying to stop animals and people from entering. You may also have a property near a school, daycare center or public location where people can look directly into your operations.
When you are looking for the ultimate privacy and security, an 8′ cedar privacy fence may be the optimal solution. A cedar fence is the most private option compared to a chain link fence. The panels of the fence will prevent people from looking in at the property while the height of the fence discourages anyone from trying to climb over it. In addition, cedar is a natural repellant against many insects as this advantage can lower the number of pests trying to get at your plants.
Cannabis plants require as much light as possible to successfully flower. You don’t want to block sunlight anytime throughout the day with your fence. Whether you are installing a commercial chain link fence or cedar privacy fence, allow for enough space between the fence line and the plants.
When the sun moves across the sky, this extra space will prevent shade created from the fence from falling onto the plants. So never place the marijuana plants all the way up against the commercial grow operation fencing.
Since you have outdoor operations, the weather will impact how well your plants will grow. You also should take into consideration how the weather will impact your commercial cannabis fence. Many people opt to wrap their chain link fence with tarps or cloth wraps for more privacy. However, the strong Oklahoma winds can hit into these barriers and quickly take down the fence to endanger or damage your crops.
Slats in your commercial chain link fence or investing in a strong cedar fence can provide more privacy to your property without having to deal with the wind knocking them down. The air can still flow through these fences without being significantly impeded.