When you invest in a fence for your home or commercial property you want to know that it will last for years to come. This is why annual maintenance, especially before winter sets in, is so important. Depending on what type of fencing you have your maintenance needs may vary slightly, but for most the same rules will apply.
October is here and fall is finally upon the Mid-Atlantic region. Fall means crisp weather, apple picking, and a new style of yard work. With the changing of the season comes the need for fall fence maintenance. Each fence style requires some type of fall maintenance, depending on the style of fence you have for your home.
Fall Fence Maintenance for your Home
Wood- Wood fences typically require more maintenance in general because of they run a higher risk for damage. During the fall, be sure to remove any debris resting on top or at the base of your wood fence. Leaves around the posts of your fence could lead to rotting and warping of your fence.
Vinyl- Vinyl fencing requires the least amount of maintenance overall because of the durable materials used to create the fence. Rinsing your fence with soap and water whenever dirt or debris is noticeable will help your vinyl fence last through the fall.
Aluminum- An aluminum fence also requires a low amount of maintenance generally. During the fall, avoid hanging heavy decorations and keep your fence free of debris.
Chain Link- During the fall season, consider installing fence slats to increase your overall curb appeal. Remove any debris that happens to get attached to your chain link fence to decrease the chance of rusting.
Fall Fence Maintenance with Hercules Fence
At Hercules Fence, we specialize in the installation and maintenance of several fence styles throughout the Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina areas. Residential fencing provides a welcoming appearance to complement your home. Our sales team can offer you many selections to choose from to accommodate your privacy, semi-privacy, and decorative needs, and our professionals use only the highest quality materials to install your fence at a price that is reasonable and affordable. We also specialize in commercial fencing to keep your business safe and secure while also looking professional and welcoming.
To get started with fall fence maintenance by Hercules Fence, call us today at 1-800-883-3623. You can also visit our contact page to find a full list of our locations and phone numbers.
Do you love your dog? Are you tired of the trail of dirt and mud your dog brings in the house during the wet and cold months? If yes to both, you can show your dog love and keep your home clean by building a dog run!
Dogs when having fun in the backyard, have a tendency to track up your lawn and bring in the dirt and mud into your home. By building a dog run, you give your dog a place to run and you can confine their bathroom space to a manageable area, while saving the beauty of your yard.
How to Build a Dog Run
Building a dog run is easy and fun. Pick a decent size area of your yard to make just for your beloved dog. A good area to build a dog run can be a side-yard along the side of your home. Make sure the dog run is at least 10 feet wide. If you need to save on materials, build the dog run along the edge of an existing fence.
Choose your ground material for the dog run.
We do not recommend building your dog run on grass. Your dog will eat the grass and destroy the grass just by playing on it. To save your grass, lay down wood chips to cover any muddy areas. Wood chips will maintain your grass and keep your dog’s paws clean, especially during the winter. If you do not like wood chips, try using gravel, sand or concrete. If you use gravel, make sure it is not sharp because sharp gravel could cut up your dog’s paws.
To learn about enclosing dog run options and how to save money on your dog run, read this article from FenceSpecialists.com.
If you have any questions or need fence installments for your dog run, contact Hercules Fence by calling (800) TU FENCE or click here today!
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