Create a Dog-Friendly Yard

Dogs love to run on paths.

Dogs naturally patrol the perimeters of their territory. Installing a path keeps your dog happy and your yard looking good.

Is there such a thing as dog-proof landscaping? A picture-perfect lawn may not be attainable with an energetic dog on the loose. But a safe yard, one that’s comfortable for both human and canine family members, is definitely possible.

(more…)

5 Ornamental Touches for Your Garden

A garden gnome atop a picket fence.

A gnome brings humor and fun into a garden.

Late winter is the ideal time to plan for yard and garden projects. The landscape may be dormant, but gardeners’ imaginations are fertile. While you’re thinking of new flowers and vegetables, don’t forget about the purely ornamental touches. The best gardens mix natural and manmade elements. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

(more…)

Picking Up the Pieces After a Storm

A broken fence should be repaired as soon as possible.Did your fence survive the season? Oregon and Washington were hit with several weather whammies this winter. Floods, ice, wind and even a tornado swept through the area. Now that the worst of nature’s fun is over for the season (we hope!), it’s time to check your fence for damage.

(more…)

Choose the Right Picket Fence for Your Home

Picket fences have been gracing American yards since Colonial times. The early fences were probably made from whatever wood was readily available. The open design stretched resources because the pickets alternated with open space. The slats only needed to be close enough to keep animals, and possibly kids, from getting in or out of a yard.

A white picket fence is a classic look.

White picket fences have a classic American look that hark back to colonial times.

Picket fences have become a symbol of domestic happiness. Aside from symbolism, though, these classic fences are versatile and practical. A picket fence can be dressed up or down, made fancy or remain unadorned.

If you’re looking for a fence that doesn’t block the view, the open design and short height of a picket fence may be the answer. Before you decide on a style, consider the following variations on this popular theme.

(more…)

Wood Fence Winter Maintenance Tips

Are you looking for ways to extend the life of a wood fence? Winter weather in the Pacific Northwest is hard on all types of structures. Months of wet weather leaves its mark.

A damaged split rail wood fence is seen in a snowy winter landscape.

Repairing a wood fence as soon as you notice damage extends the life of the fence.

Whether your fence is cedar, pressure treated or some other type of wood, it will last longer if you take simple precautions.

Heads Up!

Storms blow through Oregon and Washington all winter long. Rain, wind, snow and freezing conditions cause tree branches to break and debris to fall.

(more…)

5 Reasons for Winter Fence Replacement

A fence beneath a tree is seen.It’s a myth that any type of fence repair or fence installation should be saved for warm weather. In reality, fences can be replaced any time of year, and sometimes winter is a better option. Consider the following reasons to replace your fence this chilly season.
(more…)

Make the Grade With a Chain Link Fence

A chain link fence is seen at an ocean-front property.Chain link fences are versatile. They’re used to secure property, surround athletic fields and add style to backyards. They’re great at keeping kids and pets from straying into the street, or wildlife from invading a garden. Chain link comes in a variety of strengths and styles. It takes a bit of research to find the right type of fence for your needs.

At Pacific Fence, we work hard to make sure our customers find the right fencing for their projects. This summary of chain link fencing types will give you an idea of the variety of fencing available. Contact us if you need more information about our fences.
(more…)

Enhance the Appearance of a Chain Link Fence

Privacy Chain Link FencingChain link fencing is practical and sturdy. It’s one of the most popular fencing options on the market today, and you will commonly see them around playgrounds, sporting fields, schools, and yards.

While they are functional and strong, chain link fences may also provide a slightly more industrial aesthetic than some homeowners or business owners in Portland, OR would necessarily prefer. Here are some simple techniques that can transform your fence into a truly beautiful part of your property.

(more…)

Best Types of Fences for the Pacific Northwest

Fence ReplacementWhen building a fence, it’s important to consider the styles of fences available to you. Regional weather will expose fences to different elements, all of which can have an effect on your fence’s integrity and appearance over time.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we face several different environmental forces; in particular, rain and wind. Wood in particular requires maintenance, as this material is porous and subject to rot, moss growth, and other issues. However, fence structure can help to make the most of this climate and help you maintain your fence for years to come.

(more…)

6 Decisions to Make Before Building a Fence

bamboo gateTop Things to Decide On + Research Before Hiring a Contractor

When starting on a fencing project for your Portland home, a bit of forethought can go a long way.

Taking these simple steps before embarking on your project can help prevent any surprises down the road.

Answering these questions can also help your fencing services company in Oregon provide you with the perfect framework to complement your house.

 

Decide on the Primary Function for Your Fence

While most fences will ultimately serve more than one purpose, pinpointing your primary purpose will help you make important decisions regarding materials and layout.

For example, maybe the main purpose for the fence is to keep your dog in the yard, and the second purpose is to frame your garden. Recognizing the primary need for containing your dog helps you figure out the necessary height and strength of the fence. After you’ve decided on those essential elements, then you can start thinking about ways the fence can aesthetically complement your garden.

(more…)