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Will this grass ever damage the fence like this?

Will this grass ever cause structural integrity damage to this fence?  

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+Bryan R.    1,115

I need a poll to get some perspective on this. Will the grass ever damage the structural integrity of the fence like this?  The poles are cemented in the ground.

 

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CrossCheck    287

I don't think grass would damage a wood fence let alone a vinyl fence. your biggest threat to your fence is the sun, over time it could cause it to become brittle.

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TAZMINATOR    12,416

Not if you take care of it weekly. 

 

If you are talking about discoloring on the fence by the grass, that's no big deal because you can paint the fence every few years.

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+Bryan R.    1,115
6 minutes ago, TAZMINATOR said:

Not if you take care of it weekly. 

 

If you are talking about discoloring on the fence by the grass, that's no big deal because you can paint the fence every few years.

I'm not talking about the color so much as the structural integrity. I updated the OP to be clear. 

 

I don't think the poll is working...

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Brandon H    1,958
16 minutes ago, Bryan R. said:

I'm not talking about the color so much as the structural integrity. I updated the OP to be clear. 

 

I don't think the poll is working...

got the poll working for you :)

might be a timer for editing polls idk

 

I doubt the grass would ever cause damage though

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TAZMINATOR    12,416
1 minute ago, Bryan R. said:

I'm not talking about the color so much as the structural integrity. I updated the OP to be clear. 

 

I don't think the poll is working...

Then like I said, not if you take care of it.  

 

I mean if you don't weedeat/mow it by the fence or take care of the fence for awhile, the hidden trees can grow out of the ground and could damage the fence.  

 

Make sure you trim the grass very well.. 

 

Clean the fence (weekly, bi-weekly, or whatever you want) could help it last longer.  

 

 

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+Zag L.    487

If the pickets are wood, just the fact that they touch the ground will eventually wick moisture into the wood causing rot. Even paint in the bottom of the picket will not adequately seal the wood for long. 

 

The grass itself is unlikely to be a problem but healthy grass indicates a fair amount of moisture and as stated above, will eventually be an issue. If the pickets are vinyl, you're fine.  I learned this lesson a few years back when the bottom foot or so started rotting and I spent time learning from fence companies how to built a new fence.

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CrashGordon    407

The UV rays will kill the vinyl fence long before the grass will.

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firey    3,812

seems like strong grass.. wouldn't shock me if it took out a fence or two.

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