Modular Fence Panels Make Installation Easy

Modular Fence Panels Make Installation Easy

Last year, a couple of big storms came through knocking down a lot of fences. This led to a number of exposed backyards and loose dogs in the neighborhood. It also led to a bonanza of weekend side ...
Strong Fences for School Playgrounds Help Keep Kids Safe

Strong Fences for School Playgrounds Help Keep Kids Safe

When I was in elementary school, I rejoiced in an unexpected day off because vandals had broken into my school and trashed the place. When I was in high school, I got another unplanned day off ...
Rot-Proof Fence Posts: For Low Maintenance, Try a Steel Fence with Wooden Infills

Rot-Proof Fence Posts: For Low Maintenance, Try a Steel Fence with Wooden Infills

A few fence projects ago, the couple that I was working for was split down the middle on what material their fence ought to be made from. One was dead set upon ornamental iron, while the other was ...
The Best Fence for a Sloped Yard Doesn’t Need to Be Stepped

The Best Fence for a Sloped Yard Doesn’t Need to Be Stepped

At one point in my welding career, I worked for a custom metalworking shop that specialized in railings, furniture, and fencing. The painful and difficult builds were wrought iron-look fences on ...
For the Best Fencing for Small Dogs, Choose Closely-Spaced Pickets

For the Best Fencing for Small Dogs, Choose Closely-Spaced Pickets

Late into my college life I met a young lady with a tiny Maltese dog. The Maltese is a small breed with silky white hair which by all accounts is a good companion animal. This particular dog looked ...
Choosing and Building a Child Safe Garden Fence

Choosing and Building a Child Safe Garden Fence

My grandmother was an avid gardener, cultivating a patch of ground in her backyard for years until the rectangle of soil inside a stake-and-mesh fence was dark with nutrients. She would spend weeks ...
Installing a Child Safe Pool Fence for Peace of Mind

Installing a Child Safe Pool Fence for Peace of Mind

Growing up in Florida, I used to eat my heart out envying the kids that had pools. They would throw parties at any opportunity, and every kid in the neighborhood would show up. My parties, on the ...
Perimeter Fence Ideas for Apartments

Perimeter Fence Ideas for Apartments

Decades ago, when my main (OK, only) consideration when renting an apartment was price, I experienced an unnerving event. I emerged into the cold darkness of a very early November morning in a ...
Hurricane Proof Fencing: Finding Fencing That Can Take a Beating

Hurricane Proof Fencing: Finding Fencing That Can Take a Beating

Not too long ago, a storm with a girl’s name came through and knocked my power out for a few days. She also toppled nearly every fence in the neighborhood, and while it was interesting to ...