I've seen many rural homes, farms and ranches in and around Spalding, Pike, Henry and Fayette Counties of Georgia and haven't seen any burned grass underneath.
I've heard of grass permanently staining vinyl fencing, but never a fence damaging the grass.
I would suppose if you use a solid board type of vinyl where there could be a great amount of reflection taking place that it could cause damage to a lawn. But I have never personally seen it and in my area there are many homes with this fence because of the smaller yards that we own.
There is plenty of vinyl fencing in Florida, where the sun's got a lot of power, and I've never seen or heard of any reflective damage.
I seen no problems
Yep... this "urban legend" is BUSTED !
If you live in a Very windy area, be cautious buying this type of fencing. It is not very srrong in high winds, tends to blow over or shatter.
If you're trying to fence for cows or horses, I have seen them lean on the top rail, pop it out of the slots, step over, and trot off for to excellent adventure.
We have vinyl fencing and LOVE it! There has been zero damamge to our lawn. I've never heard of such a thing. You do get what you pay for though. There is some cheap stuff out there that doesn't hold up in the wind very well, like Karen B. mentioned, but it's not all like that. We got some fencing that has some great infrastructure that makes it very strong and durable. It's never blown down and we're in a very windy area.
Had vinyl fence for years never had any problems except like the person said sometimes the rails will pop out.
You guys are awesome with your responses! I was told that the sun reflects from the fence to the grass and burns it. Ricardo B is right..." this "urban legend" is BUSTED !" I never even considered the wind being an issue but it makes sense. As I live in a tremendously windly area there will be no vinyl fencing in my future. I will just replace the old cedar fencing using steel poles spaced every four feet rather than wood posts every six feet. Again I truly appreciate all your input :)
Vinyl fence does not burn yard or plants but gravel or rock as mulch creates a heat that burns plants and holds too much moisture.
@Kathy V I completely second with you that vinylfence does not burn your backyard,it is a great way to add beauty, appeal,safety and also resale value to your home. Vinyl fencing is virtuallymaintenance free and comes in a variety of styles and colors.Thanks for greatsharing with us.
I AGREE WITH RICARDO ......ANOTHER URBAN LEGEND . I'VE GOT 2 VINYL ARBORS AND SMALL SECTIONS OF FENCING ON EITHER SIDE OF ONE .....WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS .
Hi there...I have had vinyl fencing for several years with no damage to the grass. hope that helps....
I love our vinyl fencing--very attractive & sturdy!
We had a solid vinyl privacy fence when we moved to our new home recently. It was totally destroying any plants planted near it. There was absolutely no air movement. The fence surrounded the driveway to the garage as well- increasing the heat to an intolerable level inside any car parked in that dead air space.
I contacted the manufacturer who advised me not to remove any panels to allow airflow. Well, I was about to take down the fence then (ugly, solid block of plastic white 6' high) when I decided what did I have to lose.
I drilled a hole at the top and bottem of 1-2 panels per fence section, and then used a sawzall to cut from top to bottem. Then I pulled the panels out and spread the remaining ones out evenly, leaving about a 1" space between each panel. The appearance looks so much better, and my plants are recovering. In fact, they appear to dance as the breeze can finally capture them!
Your dogs would be totally secure.
I suggest painting your side of the fence same color or different, but it’s going to take the shine away. I have to do this because of the glare and excessive heat our yard retains during summer.
I suggest painting the fence same color or different, but it’s going to take the shine away. I have to do this because of the glare and excessive heat our yard retains during summer.
I have white vinyl on left side of yard, brick on back of yard and vinyl on right side of yard. It’s a small backyard with turf and layered stone. The back oh home is all windows. The backyard is excessively hot. My plants have burned, due to windows and vinyl reflections. Last summer was horrible, I don’t know what to do this summer except maybe paint the vinyl same color this not having a reflection.
For those that dont believe this happens, it’s based on size of yards, elementals, and obviously a ranch would not where there is much air flow.