While planning to install privacy fence one needs to be careful to avoid making costly mistakes.

You need to make a smart choice that will not only help you have a beautiful fence suiting your requirements but it will also fit your landscape. The tips below will assure you get fencing right first time to save unnecessary headache and time.
How to determine the height of fencing?
To decide on the height of the privacy fence, you need to have a helper with a cardboard screen walk around the yard to understand what kind of privacy your fence will actually provide. This will give you an idea how you need to screen your yard.
Try to use large number of posts to have a strong fence. As having fewer posts might temporarily help you in some digging but gravity and wind will spoil your fencing in the long run. A strong fence will be able to stand up to the wind making your fencing last longer.
Apply for a permit for fence-building
You need to understand regulations, local ordinances and codes of building before you make the final installations. Your fencing needs to be done according to the regulations or you might be asked to bring it down. As such it is better you carefully go through the copy of the rules for fencing in your area to avoid hassles later.
This will help you drive huge vehicles like truck in your yard when necessary. If a removable panel is not added then entry of huge vehicles might damage your fence
You also need to be careful about the property lines as getting it wrong will force you to bring down a costly fence.
Plan your gates
You should make extra wide gates so that lawn equipments could be easily accommodated. There should be at least two gates. However you can add more if you need easy access to your neighbours.
Add a removable panel
This will help you drive huge vehicles like truck in your yard when necessary. If a removable panel is not added then entry of huge vehicles might damage your fence.
Choose the design according to your needs
You can choose the design of your fence according to your taste and requirement. A more successful strategy is to style different parts of the yard in different configurations.

privacy fenceWhile planning to install privacy fence one needs to be careful to avoid making costly mistakes. You need to make a smart choice that will not only help you have a beautiful fence suiting your requirements but it will also fit your landscape. The tips below will assure you get fencing right first time to save unnecessary headache and time. How to determine the height of fencing?To decide on the height of the privacy fence, you need to have a helper with a cardboard screen walk around the yard to understand what kind of privacy your fence will actually provide. This will give you an idea how you need to screen your yard. Try to use large number of posts to have a strong fence. As having fewer posts might temporarily help you in some digging but gravity and wind will spoil your fencing in the long run. A strong fence will be able to stand up to the wind making your fencing last longer. Apply for a permit for fence-buildingYou need to understand regulations, local ordinances and codes of building before you make the final installations. Your fencing needs to be done according to the regulations or you might be asked to bring it down. As such it is better you carefully go through the copy of the rules for fencing in your area to avoid hassles later. You also need to be careful about the property lines as getting it wrong will force you to bring down a costly fence. Plan your gatesYou should make extra wide gates so that lawn equipments could be easily accommodated. There should be at least two gates. However you can add more if you need easy access to your neighbours. Add a removable panelThis will help you drive huge vehicles like truck in your yard when necessary. If a removable panel is not added then entry of huge vehicles might damage your fence. Choose the design according to your needsYou can choose the design of your fence according to your taste and requirement. A more successful strategy is to style different parts of the yard in different configurations.

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Decide on the Purpose

A fence enhances the security as well as the aesthetic appeal of your property.

Depending on its purpose, the material for fences needs to be chosen carefully. Whether it is just to add beauty to your property, to restrict entry to your front lawn, or to reinforce the safety levels of your home, cedar wood or aluminium fencing has always been the top choice. Cedar is one of the most durable woods around and it repels pests and termites making it durable and resistant to fungi and rotting that is associated with other types of wooden fences.  Adding to that the fact that it is most suitable for sawing and nailing, cedar wood is clearly the best choice for your fencing requirements.

Once you have decided on the material, you can look into secondary aspects such as the styling, the height, and the regulations involved in building a fence

Groundwork

stylish fenceOnce you have decided on the material, you can look into secondary aspects such as the styling, the height, and the regulations involved in building a fence. Make sure you look up the local rules of your area associated with building a fence since different states have different rules and restrictions when it comes to the height of a fence. This could keep you protected from legal hassles later on. Next, you need to ascertain the location of your fence posts. The depth of the holes for your posts will depend on area and purpose of your fencing. It is ideal to maintain a distance of not more than 6 feet between posts. Again, the depth of the holes is something you need to check out with local authorities, so that you don’t hit underground wiring or piping.

Putting it Up

Once you have set the groundwork, you can go ahead with putting in the posts and attaching the rails. Ensure the rails are level before you add the fence boards. The bottom board needs to stay at least 3 inches from the ground to prevent soil contact. This ensures longevity of your fence. Finally comes the cap, which is nailed to the posts as well as the top rail.

Though doing it yourself has its elements of fun, having somebody who has experience in carpentry or landscaping can prove to be a valuable asset when you are setting up your fence.

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The best way to keep your garden productive and its crops top quality is to ensure that your garden soil is healthy.

For this, you can do a number of things, such as safeguarding the configuration of soil, taking care of the numerous microbes and other living organisms that are found in the soil, adding natural and local nutrients to soil, infusing organic and mineral matters in it, etc.

Also, make sure that you grow plants in those beds in close gaps so that the surface of the soil is covered

How to make better soil for garden?

Add animal manure to soil because this is more useful for soil aggregation and thereby for soil productivity. In this process, the plants and soil organisms get their nutrients directly. Owing to this, experienced gardeners attach more importance to the process of adding animal manure to soil compared to composting.

garden fencingApply decent amounts of compost to soil as it strengthens the soil’s water retention capability and reduces the risk of disease in your garden. Compost is nothing but a recycled organic waste that is used to improve the quality of soil.

Rectify the scarcity of minerals in the soil by adding rock powders and other sources of minerals that release nutrients at a slow rate.

Build cover crops to improve the fertility and configuration of the soil every season. Cover crops can supply direct nutrients to your soil microbes and plants. In addition, when the roots of cover crops decay, channels are formed, increasing easy penetration of water and oxygen to the soil and plant’s root system.

Use high carbon mulch materials to cover the top area of your soil to protect it from crazy changes in temperature and to enable soil to hold water.

Use scythe or broad fork to till the soil so that its structure and layers are not affected.

Build beds and paths to save the configuration of soil. Also, make sure that you grow plants in those beds in close gaps so that the surface of the soil is covered. This will not only protect soil and plants from extreme temperatures but also help in water retention.

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There are so many options available, when choosing fence panels for your garden.

If you are shopping online, you can easily get overwhelmed with the many different choices you see. There are decorative fence panels, closeboard fence panels and lap fence panels. The main difference between closeboard fence panels and lap panels is that closeboard panels run vertically, while lap panels run horizontally.

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What type of fencing materials will be required depends entirely on the purpose behind building a fence and its location.

fencing materialsFor instance, if you want to build fence to reserve your privacy, then wood or vinyl is perfect; however, if it has to do with the safety of a place, then metal or chain link materials make a good choice. You must have noticed that people also use wood, stone or brick in fencing. These materials are mainly selected for two reasons. One is that they can easily increase the aesthetic value of any space and lastly, they are strong constructions.

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A fence, an addition to keeping out unwanted guests, or keeping your pets from wandering off, is an investment that can help to beautify and add to the value of your home.

It is important to choose a fence that not only looks nice, but will be effective for its intended purpose. Here are a few tips for choosing the right fence design for your home.

When choosing a fence for your home, you should consider the era in which your home was built. You should choose a fence that goes well with the style of your home and maintains the home’s historic feel. A fence is often one of the first things a person notices when they look at your home.

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Its easy to get intimidated by all the lingo when you start your research in getting a gate installed on your property.

Depending on your level of craftsmanship and handiness, you may feel well out of your depth. And it doesn’t help when you’ve got so many options available. Especially these days where design and aesthetics have played more of a role in the development of home gating.

Also it doesn’t help when you have little to zero idea of what the names are for the concepts that you have in your head. Not only does it thwart your communication with the contractor but it could lead you to paying more than what you really needed to.

This short blog aims to provide you with a basic understanding of the basics of slide gates and in this edition we will start with:

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6 Creative and Wacky Fences

On December 30th, 2013, posted in: Blog by

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While there are some aesthetic rules that fences should generally adhere to, these fences or at least novel ideas for fences, will take everything you knew about perimeters and throw it out the window!

First up we have this interesting and at the same time unusual fence built in America. Massachusetts to be precise. The rusty pattern was inspired by a snake which coils around the property accordingly.
snake fence

While this may not survive storm season, you have to admit that this looks pretty damn cool.
lego fence

Bikes, in particular ‘fixed gear’ bikes have been popular amongst the 20 yr-olds. Its a love hate relationship with this fence. You could either be seen as a crazy person or the ultimate hipster. In which case this kind of fence would only suit as a partition in a trendy cafe in the city somewhere.
hipster fence

In hindsight, the Westminster Bridge in London should have hired a different designer for their fence pattern.
westminster bridge fence

This idea is actually nice and isn’t too far fetched like the rest of the examples thus far. Would suit more as a fence around lets say the play area for children, it definitely reminds us that fences should serve a purpose, rather than just be something you “need”. If you’re going to get a new fence, might as well theme it.
kids fence

I guess we can finish it off with another good example of a children’s fence. If you’re not interested in getting a completely new fence built, then maybe you should consider re-painting your fence to give it new life.
colourful fence

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Besides the safety aspects of pool fencing, lets be honest now – it looks great!

Outdoor living spaces are definitely a trending topic lately amongst home-improvers and fencing is up there on the list of “1st things to do”. But did you know, that there’s a little red-taped involved when choosing any kind of fencing as an upgrade? Of course, most purposes for a fence is a standard procedure and shouldn’t attract any kind of bureaucracy, but its always a good idea to have a chat with your local council and see if there are any laws or regulations that may dictate your fence building project.

It just doesn’t apply to fences for the pool but also fences used to divide spaces. Check out the QLD Govt. Safety resource, as well as what the Brisbane City Council has to say about it.

pool safety

Pool Fence Safety

Then of course you have the issue of safety that’s of the highest priority. Gone are the days where pool fences look ugly, but they should still serve their purpose!

1. Regular maintenance is key to avoid trouble from the council. They’ve really started to crack down lately so at least 4 times a year (depending how often you use the pool). Just give it a once over, especially the hinges and areas where it gets used the most to ensure that everything is solid and functioning.

2. Don’t ever forget that the main reason for securing pool areas is so that children are protected from drowning. So please ensure you choose a functioning design.

3. If nobody is outside, and you have children, then taking the extra step to secure all doors and windows that lead to the pool reinforces safety.

4. Toys near or in the water is a big no-no. It’s one of the biggest things that attract children to pool areas.

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