3/30/15

Weekend DIY Home Improvement Fence Project

A new fence improves the look of any yard. Our backyard isn't very large, but putting up a fence can be a costly expense anyway. Fortunately, the fence posts are cemented into the ground and are stable enough that we didn't have to replace them. Our neighbor on the other side of this fence has three large dogs who jump on the fence when they see our dog outside, and we were worried because some of the pickets are very close to breaking.
Rather than remove their existing fence, we decided a double layer between our dog and their dogs was a better long-term solution. Our purchase included the 2x4s and pickets and I did the hard work of supervising and holding boards for cutting while my husband built the fence. We also added a layer of dirt and a layer of dark mulch to fill in the area below the fence to hopefully keep all the dogs from digging. We left an open area near the concrete wall for drainage during rains. The whole project was done in a day. We are so pleased with the results! The fence on the other side of the yard will be completed another weekend day.
Ignore the condition of the grass, please. This is our first spring in this house, but my husband will have the yard whipped into shape in no time. We are working on plans for a wood deck with built-in vegetable garden boxes, too! What did you do over the weekend?

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4 comments:

  1. It looks great. I wish that our builder did a better job on the fencing in our neighborhood.

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    1. Thank you! I think my husband did a better job than the builder did.

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  2. The fence looks so much better, and your husband did a good job, it is not easy putting in a fence.

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    1. Thank you! It makes me smile every time I look out there.

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