A rusty iron fence not only gives an antique look to your garden, it also provides space for your creeper plants to grow. Constructing a rusty iron fence is dangerous and thus, remember to put on gardening gloves (not rubber gloves) before you handle them. It can also prove to be quite hard, especially if you have a very big piece of fence, instead of several smaller ones. For DIY projects, it is best to work with several smaller pieces, especially if you have no one else to help you around.
- First of all, dig several deep holes into the ground to plant the supporting stands for your iron fence. Make sure that you have measured the interval correctly or you will have a crooked fence. Next, plant the poles securely into the ground. For added support, you can also build a concrete slab by pouring cement into the hole that you have dug. However, if you choose to do so, make sure that the cement has set before proceeding to the next step.
- Using a power drill, secure the bolts of the iron fence to the holes that have been drilled on the supporting poles. You might have to purchase L-shaped hinges if your iron fence does not come with attached hinges.
- Your iron fence is now erected. All you have to do is to plant creeper plants at the bottom of it and wait for them to climb onto the fence to shield you from the sun and to restrict privacy.