What’s the Best Fence for Dogs?

Updated November 2017

If you’re like many dog owners, you’re concerned with both ensuring your pup gets all the exercise he needs as well as keeping him safe when he’s outside. Luckily you can do both if you’ve got a yard where you can build a dog run fence—but you should give careful thought as to what kind of fence for dogs you should use. So what’s the best fence for dogs? Take a look below for popular types of fencing for dogs so that your furry friend stays where he should and doesn’t go wandering off. (more…)

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Best Types of Fencing for Horses

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(Updated Sept. 24, 2020)

Owning or boarding horses requires planning, space, and a firm commitment. When it comes to horse fencing ideas, there are several factors to take into consideration.

Terrain
The terrain over and through which your fence will run plays a big factor in determining the type of horse fencing system you need. The type of fencing and fence materials for flat terrain may differ significantly from fence lines that need to cover rough or uneven ground.
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How to Clean a Fence with your own Cleaner Solution

If you are going to re-stain your fence or deck you need to make sure you properly clean the surface area prior to applying the new stain.  Properly cleaning the material ensures that the stain you apply will adhere properly and last longer.  Proper cleaning of the wood will also bring the fence back to life and make it look newer.  Over time, dirt, mold, moss, grease and other materials can adhere to the fence…

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Tips for Installing a Gate on a Slope

First off, if you can avoid installing a gate on a slope, do it. Installing a gate on a hillside presents quite a few challenges and if it can be avoided try to install the gate in a flat area with as little slope as possible.  In fact, installing a gate in a flat area can be challenging enough for the inexperienced.  If you think about it, installing a gate on a hillside will present…

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How to Stain a Wood Fence

Updated November 2017 Treating an old wood fence with a protective stain as it will not only keep your fence looking good, it will protect it from the elements. There are plenty of ways to stain a wood fence including a paint brush, roller or paint sprayer. For larger projects, it may be worth the money to invest in a quality sprayer as it will make the job go much faster.  For smaller projects, staining…

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Things to Remember When Purchasing Fence Materials

When tackling a wooden fence project there are several things that need to be considered prior to purchasing the building materials and starting on your project. Start by measuring how long your fence will be. Take these measurements and on a piece of scratch paper put together a rough layout of your fence area. Next, decide how far you will distance your fence posts. Normal distance is 8 to 10 feet but may vary from…

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Choosing a Fence that is Right for You

Choosing a fence for your property can be a difficult task. There are so many different types of fences available and you may be installing a fence for many different reasons. When choosing a fence you need to ask yourself why you want a fence installed and what purpose it will be serving. This can range from increasing security to keeping a pet enclosed in your yard. Security Fences: Security Fence can range in make…

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Stop your Dog From Digging

If you are a dog owner you more than likely have seen you furry free-loader digging in the yard or at the base of a fence.  Dogs dig because, well, they are dogs.  They get bored, want to escape or just like to dig.  Stopping a dog from digging can be challenging and a dog that digs not only creates unsightly holes, but can create costly damage to fence, plants, lawns, etc. There are quite…

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Spring Fence Inspection

Updated: August 2019 Time to Inspect That Fence Mother Nature throws a lot of curveballs toward the Pacific Northwest during the course of the year. Rainy winters leak into spring, which gets pushed back into summer, which extends into fall. Some years, the seasons change on a dime at the precise moment the calendar says they should. You get the picture. Truth is, in the wonderful, bountiful PNW, you don’t often know what you’re gonna…

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