2015

  • How To Set Secure Fence Posts In Soil


    The hardest part of installing an exterior fence is setting the posts. The posts are vital to the overall strength and durability of the fence. If you want your fence to last a long time in soil, it is very important that you properly install the footings for the posts. You will need to dig the holes and pour concrete into the hole for the posts to sit in. This article explains how to pour and mix concrete for fence post footings.
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  • Comparing Different Fencing Options To Determine The Best Option


    If you are looking for the right type of fencing for your needs, you should consider the benefits and drawbacks the different types have to offer. By learning about the different types of fences you can choose the one that's going to serve your purposes the best. This article will go over the benefits and drawbacks of chain link fences, wooden fences and brick walls. Benefits of chain link fencing
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  • How To Decorate Your Gate For Halloween


    If you have a house that is encircled by a fence, then in order to have trick-or-treaters come up, they are going to need to go through a gate. You want to make sure that the gate does not dampen any of their youthful glee, so it's best o make sure that your gate is well-decorated. Here are some tips for decorating your gate for Halloween. 1. Cover the Bars With Garbage Bags
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  • The Benefits Of Chain Link Fencing For Pools


    If you have a built in pool in your yard, you want to fence it in to ensure the safety of children and pets, as well as anyone else who may go near the pool that can't swim well. Choosing the right type of fence is very important. You want to go with a fence that gives you the benefits you are looking for around your pool. Generally, a chain link fence is the one that makes the best choice for a pool and this article will explain why.
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  • 2 Tips On Repairing And Caring For Your Chain Link Fence


    Chain link fencing offers a safe and fairly inexpensive way to protect your home compound. These fences are usually made of woven galvanized steel, making them resistant to corrosion, pest infestation and sunlight damage. However, this is not to say that these fences are indestructible. Problems with sticker bushes and debris on the fence surface, or damaged rails and fence ties are often common. Here is a look at two such problems and how to prevent or fix them.
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  • Three Tips To Help You Create An Attractive And Practical Fence To Enclose Your Backyard


    If you want to enclose your backyard, there are many different choices when it comes to fencing. You can choose from materials such as chain links, wood pickets, and vinyl systems. Some of these materials can have a plain look, but with a few good design ideas, you can give your fence a custom look. Here are some things that you can do to create an attractive fence for your backyard enclosure.
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  • Considerations To Make When You Are Fencing In Your Garden


    If you have a garden, you may want to consider fencing it in. Putting a fence around your garden will give you a clear boundary where the garden is obviously separated from the rest of your yard. It will also help you to keep some types of pests from getting into your garden, like deer, neighborhood dogs and rabbits. If you are thinking about fencing in your garden area, you want to think about some of the considerations in this article so you know you are installing the right type of fence.
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  • Use These Privacy Fence Etiquettes To Prevent Disputes With Neighbors


    A privacy fence does just what its name means – it gives you privacy in your home. However, it can also be a constant source of quarrels with your neighbors. Here are four tips for fence etiquette to help you prevent such disputes. Observe Boundaries If you don't want to risk tearing down your fence soon after putting it up, then you should be careful where you install it. Even without the risk of tearing down the fence, you will still have to deal with irked neighbors if you go slightly over your property line.
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  • Three Ways To Keep Bugs Away From Your Wooden Fence


    Wooden fences can certainly be beautiful – when they're not attracting bugs. To keep bugs like carpenter bees, ants, and termites from taking up residence in your fence, follow these three steps. Keep Weeds Trimmed Don't allow the weeds near your fence line to grow tall and bushy. They'll trap moisture near the fence, making it more appealing to various insects. Use your trimmer every time you mow to keep weeds down, and if you're having major issues with tough weeds growing directly near the fence posts where they're hard to trim, spray them with a universal herbicide.
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  • How To Repair Cedar Fences


    Cedar is one of the most durable woods for exterior fencing. It is ideal because it can be easily weatherproofed and it is not susceptible to termite damage. However, any exterior fence can be damaged and worn out. Cedar is a soft wood and this makes it easy to repair and restain. Here is how to patch and stain holes in a cedar fence. Sanding the Hole Holes, scratches, dents and dings should be sanded before they are patched.
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