Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Installing A Fence In The Winter

Friday, March 1st, 2019
Installing Fence Winter

Here are some reason installing a fence in the winter is a good idea.

Some people might think that installing a fence in the winter is a bad or unusual idea. However, installing a fence in the winter is actually a common practice! Unless the ground where you’re placing your fence is completely frozen, you can install a fence during the winter with little to no issue. Here are some reasons installing a fence during the winter is a good idea.

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Getting Your Fence Ready For Winter

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
winter-fence

Make sure your fence can withstand winter.

With the cold temperatures outside it may seem like winter is already here, but it’s still a couple weeks away. This means that you still have time to get your fence ready for the season before its most harsh conditions come. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure that your fence stays in good condition through the winter.

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Can You Install a Fence in the Winter?

Friday, December 1st, 2017
Find out why winter is actually a great time to install your new fence!

Find out why winter is actually a great time to install your new fence!

Installing a fence is commonplace in the warmer seasons, but winter is actually a great time of year to install a fence! As long as the ground beneath the fence isn’t frozen solid, there is plenty of installation work you can knock out before the snow and ice come. Why is winter such a great time of year to install a fence? (more…)

4 Winter Fence Maintenance Tips

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Are you looking for ways to help your fence survive the harsh winter? If yes, we are here to help by providing you a few tips on how to protect your fence during the winter. Read below.

During winter the weather can be very harsh. There is wind, rain, hail and snow that can harm your fencing. Drastic temperature changes can create many challenges for your fence. It is important to keep your fence in mint condition.  You could do this in the following ways:

Add Fence Stain

Applying fence stain to your fence can protect your fence from cold and harsh weather. Fence stain is great to apply to your fence because it protects your fence from moisture and permanent physical damage. You should always check your fence after a winter storm. If there is visible structural damage, then repairs will be necessary to prevent further damaging of the fence during the winter.

Keep the Area Around Your Fence Tidy

Your fence surrounding area needs to be regularly cleaned. Make sure an abundance of debris and leaves are not surrounding your fence. Leaves and debris can cause cracking to your fence because moisture and drastic temperature changes can cause trauma to your fence material.

Keep Mold Off Your Fence

Make sure you keep mold and mildew build up at a minimum on your fence. Do this by scrubbing mold off your fence occasionally. When scrubbing your fence, look for potential termites that could ruin your fence line.

When Should You Inspect Your Fence

You should inspect your fence at least twice a year. Make sure trees are not growing to your fence. If they are growing, the trees should be cut. Be sure to pressure wash your fence at least once a year. Make sure you keep up paint maintenance on your fence. This will help you prevent your fence from rot.

For more fence tips for winter maintenance, read this article from AndersonCutting.com.

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How To Build A Dog Run

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

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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Top 10 Great Fall Gardening Essential Tips

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Do you love Gardening? If yes, we have 10 great Gardening essential tips for you! Fall is a wonderful time to start preparing your garden for the winter season. These tips will guarantee your greenery will survive the brutal winter nights ahead!

  1. Plant Perennially. At the moment, you have a few weeks before hard frosts hits, to place in flowering plants. If you want a final splash of color, plant the following plants: Dianthus. Hardy Asters. Hardy Chrysanthemum, Ornamental Peppers, Primrose, Ornamental kale, Pansies, and Indian Summer Rudbeckia.
  2. Clean Up. Make sure to clean up your flower and vegetable beds. Weed. Cut back yellowing or brown foliage.
  3. Water Wisely. Remember, when the ground starts to freeze, your plants will no longer get moisture. To help your plants survive, water your lawn, plants, and trees well for the next couple of months. It is most likely the last time they will get a good quench of their thirst.
  4. Prune Perennially. Cut back your late-flowering perennials and shrubs. Cut your peonies to the ground and mulch. You can prune rambler roses right now. However, wait until late winter or early spring to prune other varieties.
  5. Mulch. You should mulch to keep your ground temperature uniform, not warm. When the ground starts to freeze and thaw, your plants heave up and their roots are exposed. You want to avoid this cycle as best as you can. You should wait until the ground is partially frozen to mulch around plants. This will make your plants keep growing.

To learn the next 5 tips, read this article by Clean-Organized-Family-Home.com!

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