Fence Installation & Maintenance

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damaged thin wooden fence leaning in the snow
How Do I Repair a Damaged Snow Fence?

Control snow flow by rolling in the know.

dogs looking under the gap at the bottom of a fence
Gaps at the Bottom of a Fence

Depending on the materials, this can be simple or complex.

blue painted wooden wall or fence
The 411 on Fencing Materials

Which one will fit your yard's aesthetics best?

bamboo fence with ivy
The Best Fences on a Budget

Define your property lines without breaking the bank.

a rotting wooden fence
7 Costly DIY Fencing Mistakes You Must Avoid

These silly mistakes can cost you far more than necessary.

An old fence needing repairs.
Repairing the Old Fence for the New Dog

Big Zeke needs a safe place to sprint and to keep that darn squirrel out of the yard.

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Install a Fence and Gate 2 - Fence Posts and Rails

Installing Fence Posts 1. Start building your fence by installing the corner posts.

brushing stain onto a wood fence
How to Apply Cedar Fence Stain

Preparation is key for a great application.

A block fence.
4 Block Fence Building Tips

A block fence is secure and attractive.

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: Top Reasons to Fence Your Landscape

Make good neighbors with good fences while protecting your property.

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How to Build a Barbed Wire Fence

A barbed wire fence is required to keep animals in or intruders out.

galvanized steel fencing made of a long row of vertical bars
How to Install a Galvanized Steel Fence

It's one of the most common exterior fortifications.

A giraffe peeks over a fence.
3 Privacy Options You Can't Afford Not to Have

There are many ways to create privacy.

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How to Install an Electric Fence Charger

Installing an electric fence charger is an easy task that does not require professional help.

Rolls of wire mesh fencing
5 Best Uses for Wire Mesh Fencing

It's well suited to protecting large outdoor spaces.

leaning fence post in grassy field
Replacing a Broken Fence Post

Fence posts break for all kinds of reasons.

dry reed or bamboo fencing
4 Mistakes to Avoid when Installing Reed Fencing

This cheap, eco-friendly material can get damaged easily.

A deer in a landscaped yard
How to Install Wire Deer Fencing

Keep deer from gobbling up your garden and flowers.

New and contemporary white vinyl fence running across a nicely landscaped backyard with lawn and blue sky.
Options and Styles for Your New Fence

Need to define your borders? Check out these options.

Mesh material with tattered bottom
Painting Mesh Garden Fencing

Give your mesh fencing a different look.

Old, weathered, ornate metal fencing
How to Install Metal Fencing Panels

Be precise in your calculations for a long-lasting fence.

tightly stretched wire mesh fence
How to Stretch a Wire Mesh Fence

This inexpensive material often needs to be drawn out.

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6 Benefits of Using a Privacy Fence

It can be useful to know the benefits of a privacy fence.

Padlock on hardware
How to Install a Gate Lock in 5 Steps

Pump up security with this quick and easy addition.

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How to Install an Electric Fence

One of the fastest ways to install a fence is to put in an electric fence.

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How to Build a Dog Fence

Building a dog fence allows you to have a space for your four-legged friend to go to.

electric fence on grassy background
5 Different Types of Electric Fence Wire Explained

The best for you will depend on your specific needs.

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How to Splice Electric Fence Wire

Many people elect to use electric fence wire to help keep their animals enclosed within a defined space.

White vinyl fence
How to Replace a Vinyl Fence Panel

When weather or an accident wipes it out, repair it.

A snow fence surrounded by snow with a house in the background.
Snow Fence 101

While we can’t control the weather, we can manipulate where snow accumulates using a snow fence.

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How to Replace Fence Slats

Replacing fence slats is a necessary chore if you want to maintain your privacy.

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Pros and Cons of Owning a Wrought Iron Fence

A wrought iron fence can be used in various applications both residential and commercial.

Rolls of mesh wire fencing
How to Make a Wire Mesh Fence

This type of barrier is inexpensive and easy to build.

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5 Common Uses for a Barbed Wire Fence

A barbed wire fence commonly has a number of uses in agriculture.

A home with a gate.
How to Repair a Gate

Troubleshooting what is wrong with the gate usually lets you know what you need to repair.

A wood gate with a hinge.
How to Fix a Sagging Wood Gate

Re-leveling posts and replacing hinges can fix a sagging gate.

bamboo fencing
Bamboo Fencing Maintenance

Bamboo fencing is durable if treated right.

A chicken wire fence.
Make an Affordable Chicken Wire Fence

Make an easy and affordable chicken wire fence.

Weathered fence with colorful bird houses attached
7 Fence Panel Painting Tips

Make the job faster and easier with a these helpful hints.

A wire fence.
Determining the Proper Gauge for Electric Fence Wire

Different areas and animals require different kinds of wire.

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How to Use a Post Hole Digger

All you need to know next time you're building a fence.

A reed fence with greenery underneath it.
4 Tips for Setting Up Reed Fence

Read this article for advice on reed fences.

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6 Tips for Installing a Welded Wire Fence

Stay safe and get max efficiency while taking care of your fence.

Chicken wire.
How to Stretch Chicken Wire

These steps will help you make a sturdier fence without wasting wire.