Summer Deck Party

Summer Deck Party

Summer’s almost over, but there’s still time to squeeze in one more summer deck party. Fire up the grill one last time, have some friends and neighbors over, and make it the best backyard party you’ve ever had. Need some help? We’ve got some tips. The food’s the...

How to Weatherproof Fences

Has your fence made it through winter so far? Are you leery of the wet spring to come? If you’re starting to see signs that your fence is cracking, warping or rotting, it’s not too late to act! Just follow these tips on how to weatherproof fences. Weatherproofing a...

Is it Better to Paint or Stain a Fence?

If you’re thinking about installing a new wood fence, you might have questions about the finish. While you can choose to leave your fence bare, this may shorten its lifespan. Over time, an unfinished wood fence could warp, twist, split or develop mold. To protect it...
Child Safety

Child Safety

A fence serves many purposes. It enhances the look of a home, acts as a barrier to protect the privacy of the people who live in the house, deters intruders from making their way onto the property, and creates a secure environment for dogs to play, unencumbered by...

Best Yard Privacy Tips

Suburban homes continue to be built on increasingly smaller lots, even as the demand grows for outdoor living areas. When your neighbors’ homes overlook your yard, it’s easy to feel as though you live in a fishbowl. Whether your goal is to avoid prying eyes or shield...
How to Clean a Wood Fence

How to Clean a Wood Fence

A wood fence can be an asset to your home’s curb appeal, or it can be a real eyesore. How well you care for your fence has a great deal to do with whether it’s a bane or a boon. That’s because dirt and grime accumulate over the years, not only causing your fence to be...
5 Ways A Fence Could Increase The Value of Your Home

5 Ways A Fence Could Increase The Value of Your Home

For most homeowners, the primary reasons to install a fence include things like security, privacy, and keeping pets contained. Many of us never consider the fact that a fence can add value to our homes, but the truth is, it’s a good reason to put a fence in place....
The Fundamentals of Choosing A Fence

The Fundamentals of Choosing A Fence

How do you choose the right fence for your property? Your fence should be practical and attractive, adding value to your home while providing functionality. Finding one that fits your budget and meets your needs can be challenging, so it’s important to have a clear...
Stain, Paint, or Varnish For Your Fence?

Stain, Paint, or Varnish For Your Fence?

You may be installing a new fence, or you may find yourself in charge of an old fences’ upkeep. Whatever the case, you have several different finishes from which to choose, from stain to paint to varnish. Which one you choose is a matter of personal preference, and...
How to Stop Dogs From Digging Under Your Fence

How to Stop Dogs From Digging Under Your Fence

If you’re like most dog owners, your dog is an important part of your life, and you might even consider your pooch to be a member of your family. One difference between your dog and other family members, however, is that the humans in your family are probably much...