Preventing Weeds From Growing Around Your Fence in The Woodlands

While fencing is great for privacy, they’re a pain when it comes to maintenance along the fence line. Sometimes installing a fence in The Woodlands is the only option, though (such as if you’re adding a pool to your yard). So how can you get the benefit of a private and/or more secure yard while keeping the maintenance low? Here are our tips for preventing the growth of weeds along the fence line:

Paving Materials

You should always have paving material lining your fence either with bricks or natural stone tiles. Using these materials will block out weeds and will keep grass from growing so you will not have to mow as frequently. To make the pavers more elegant looking, you can always add flower pots and planted containers to make your fence line stand out.


Get rid of plants and vegetation on the fence line, then put mulch over the bare soil. This creates a look of texture that you would get from laying down stone or brick pavers. For mulching use, we recommend using bark chips and wood chips. Putting down 3-to-4 inch thick layers of the mulch will keep the sun blocked from reaching the grass, resulting in limited grass growth.


Spray in the vicinity of the fence with a glyphosate-based herbicide, which is a non-selective chemical that poisons all weeds and grass. You might still see grass and vegetation growing along your fence area with this method, but it’s an easy way to rule out having to mow or trim around your fence post.

Ground Cover

Pull up all of the vegetation lining your fence and replant it with a ground cover (you can use periwinkles or creeping phlox). It works very well for landscapes that have a jungle type look that have many wild flowers. Ground covers don’t usually grow taller than 6 to 8 inches, and you don’t have to worry about weeds growing or having to trim!

Use these tips to make life easier on yourself, and your yard more enjoyable. There’s nothing fun about mowing and grooming the yard on your off time (unless you’re into that kind of thing). For more tips and tricks on your fence in The Woodlands, visit our website: