Having a wooden fence has so many benefits, it can almost feel like one of those things you can check off your list and not worry about anymore. This is almost true. Actually, you should be striving to renew your wooden fence every 3-5 years, to avoid letting it decay and sag, guarding your lawn like a tired old man, instead of the tough, Trojan warrior you originally installed! Thankfully, it’s gratifying work to fix it yourself, and can be done with materials found either in your home or at the local hardware store. It really boils down to two main steps: prep, and treatment. Don’t think about getting a new fence before you try repairing what could be a very simple fix! (more…)
For many homeowners, installing a fence is avoided due to fear of mismatched aesthetics. A white-picket vinyl fence may look out of place when surrounding an otherwise integrated landscape; environment is an important factor in keeping your home looking beautiful. If you can’t seem to integrate your fence into the surrounding environment and landscape, your home value and curb appeal may suffer. Curious about how you can blend a fence in with your landscape? Read on!
As Hurricane Matthew approaches up the East Coast, it’s important to take extra care in securing your fence, your yard, and your home. Residents in Florida are experiencing a brutal Category IV hurricane that will take a huge toll on landscaping, fencing, and residential and commercial buildings in impacted areas. With inclement weather headed our way, how can you protect your investment and home from unnecessary damage? (more…)
Are you worried that your wooden fence might not be as prepared for the cold winter months as it could be? The inconstant weather and exposure to moisture can potentially be damaging to fences, but with some clever fence maintenance tips on hand you and your fence will be more than ready to weather the harsh winter. Below you will discover several of the most common winter-related fence problems and what you can do to get a handle on them. (more…)
If you want to inject some life into your privacy fence, you are in luck. While fences serve very important safety and security purposes, they are not often bright and colorful enough to satisfy those with more whimsical tastes. Consider making your fence bright and beautiful with fence planters. Get inspired by the fence planter ideas below. (more…)
Many people wonder if their fence posts should be set in concrete, and the answer is always yes. Whether you are going the DIY route or having a professional company install them, fence posts should always be set in concrete. In fact, the posts for any structure, whether it’s a trellis, pergola, fence, or deck should be set in concrete. (more…)
Can you feel that? That slight chill on the morning air? The slightly less stifling heat is finally making it’s way in and we are only a few weeks out from that glorious season known as fall. Before the change is in full swing, take a few hours to check out your fence and make sure it’s ready for the colder months. (more…)
You made a large investment in your family’s security and home value when you installed a residential fence, but are you doing everything that you can to protect your investment? It’s always tempting to take on landscaping and maintenance projects on your own or with your son’s help, but unskilled lackadaisical tree limb trimming can be bad news for your residential fence. Here are some ways to ensure that you or your professional contractor is trimming limbs properly. (more…)