Looking After Your Willow

Lifespan and Maintenance

From fences to follies, gates to gazebos, here at Brampton Willows we strive to ensure that your bespoke willow installation is the focal point of your garden and to see that it brings many of years of enjoyment. To keep your willow fencing and other products looking their best and to ensure maximum longevity, we recommend that they are treated biannually (early Spring and early Autumn) with a 50:50 mixture of linseed oil and turpentine substitute.

During construction, the willow will either be used green (recently harvested) or it will have been soaked in water to make the willow pliable. The first treatment should not be applied until the willow has dried out (depending on circumstances, this time can vary). Once dried, we advise that a heavy coat of treatment should be applied via a sprayer to both the front and the back of the willow, paying special attention to the decorative roll-top border that is so recognisable on our work. The decorative border is not only a beautiful way to distinguish our products from many others, but this helps to protect them too by acting as a cap.

Once the treatment mixture has been applied this effectively forms a ‘skin’ on the fencing, helping to prevent water from penetrating into the willow and also protecting it from sunlight which can rapidly reduce the life span of the fence if left untreated.

If you would like further advice on how to maintain your Brampton Willows products, or if you would like us to quote to carry out this service for you, please contact info@bramptonwillows.co.uk, or call 01502 575891 and we will be more than happy to assist.


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