Whether you are thinking about adding a deck to your yard or wondering how long it will be until you have to replace your current deck, chances are you’d rather be enjoying your yard and not worrying about the deck itself. A bit of planning before building or replacing your deck can go a long way in making your deck worry-free for 25 years or more!
When you take on a DIY fence installation project, a lot of decisions are left entirely up to you. This is great if you already know what to do, but not if you’re stuck wondering which installation method to choose. One of the most important installation decisions to make is how to set your fence posts in the ground. Without secure posts, your fence won’t stand much of a chance against the elements! Let’s explore how to ensure your fence posts stay put.
While few yards come close to being perfectly flat, significantly sloped yards present specific challenges for homeowners who want to build their own DIY fences. Don’t let that discourage you—a challenge doesn’t make the project impossible by any means. Many a homeowner with an uneven yard has prevailed and built their dream fence anyway.
If you have a big, strong, energetic dog, you should think carefully about the type of fence you need before adding it to your yard. The trick is to find a fence that satisfies your budget and aesthetic desires while stopping your furry pal from going on the adventure of his doggy dreams. Here are five factors to keep in mind when choosing the perfect big dog fence!
A structure covered in vines is one of the most classic and beautiful features you can add to your backyard. Unfortunately, vines can be as destructive as they are beautiful. You need to make sure your fence is suitable for vines and also that you’ve chosen a vine that won’t cause damage. So, if your dreams have been full of sprawling ivy, not so fast! Here are some do’s and don’ts to consider before growing vines on your backyard fence.
Fences come in many different heights, and for good reason – different sized fences serve different purposes. Depending on your needs, wants, and can-dos, you may choose a short, 3 foot picket fence or an 8 foot fortress of privacy. The placement of your fence, such as your front yard or backyard, can affect the height of your ideal fence. Unfortunately, local regulations may dictate height for you and limit your options. That’s often the first concern for homeowners, but it’s not the only reason to think about height. Here are some considerations when deciding on the perfect fence height for you.
If you’re considering building your own fence, you’ve probably done research to determine what type of fence you want, how to prepare your yard, and what tools you will need. There is one seemingly minor, yet important question that you may still need to research, though – whether to use individual fence pickets or purchase pre-made fence panels.
When you get a new fence, you can’t just think about yourself—you have to consider your surrounding neighbors. If the type of fence you want is permitted in your neighborhood, you may feel you have the greenlight to install it. However, your fence may be in your yard, but your neighbors are still going to see it every day from their yards or windows. There are a few rules of fence etiquette you should keep in mind before you go forward with the installation.
Privacy fences are made of solid panels that accomplish exactly what their name implies: creating privacy in your yard. They may be used to contain pets and children inside your yard or to keep unwanted visitors out. Many homeowners prefer secluded yards where they can relax with their families and entertain guests without being exposed to prying neighbors. Installing a fence is not the only way to create privacy in your yard, but it is one of the most effective.
Building your fence directly on top of your property line has the obvious benefit of enclosing your entire yard, giving you the maximum area in which to play, plant, and relax. Whether or not it’s a good idea to do that, though, depends on a few factors, including where you live and your neighbor’s feelings on the new fence. We’ll help you figure out how close you can build your fence to your property line.