Tips on Building a Dog Run

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It is no secret that we treasure our relationships with our fuzzy canine friends and in northwest it can be a love and hate relationship.  Dogs are great, but with them come a long trail of dirt and mud, especially during the wet winter months.  So how can you have the best of both worlds? Build a dog run, of course. The problem with dogs in a backyard is that during the winter they can…

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Tips for Painting and Staining A Fence

Updated: August 2019 How To Stain A Fence Yourself Let’s face it: Staining a fence can definitely seem like a daunting, tedious, and unappealing task. But it doesn’t have to be! Although it can be time-consuming depending on the size, shape, age, and condition of your wooden fence, it’s also one of the most rewarding chores that we undertake as homeowners and property owners. Why? A newly stained and treated fence is beautiful to look…

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Spring Cleaning your Vinyl Fence

Vinyl Fence has become increasingly popular as a low maintenance, decorative enclosure solution. It tends to last longer than wood and is relatively low in maintenance. The actual vinyl material lacks a porous makeup which keeps it cleaner longer makes maintenance easier. After awhile, though, your vinyl fence may begin to build up dirt, algae and grime on it taking away from that nice and clean look you like. Lucky for you, it is very…

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Making the Best of the Spring Rain

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In the Northwest it is no secret that it rains a lot but these past few weeks have been very trying even on the best of us.  Spring is here we have been teased by a few glimpses of sun and then tortured by weeks on end of heavy rain.  The do it yourselfer in all of us wants to get out and clean up that backyard in preparation for summer BBQ’s and parties.  But…

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Simple Tips for Extending the Life of your Wooden Fence

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Keeping a wooden fence in top shape is important when it comes to extending the life of your fence.  Unfortunately, many fences will have a shortened life span because they were neglected and not taken care of in a proper manner.  There are a number of things you can do to keep your wooden fence from rotting and all it takes is a few materials, some time and a bit of elbow grease. For starters,…

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Preparing Your Fence and Yard For Winter

Preparing your yard for the winter elements can be a daunting task, especially if you live in an area with extreme weather.  It is important to take preventative measures in order to protect your investments especially if you have a large fence enclosure in your yard. If you have an old fence it is a good idea to check how stable it is and make sure it has not weakened due to rotting.  Give it…

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How to Plan for Buying or Repairing a Fence

  The unusually cold winter in the Pacific Northwest has left many residents dreaming of longer, sunnier days where they can get outside and enjoy their beautiful yards. Winter can take a toll on the landscape of your yard, so if you’re looking to repair your fence or just completely replace it this spring, here are some tips on how to prepare for it. Know what type of fence you need The right fence will…

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