Designing a front yard that reflects the heritage of your Colonial-style home can be fun and rewarding. It adds to the enjoyment of a traditional American house style and creates a more historical feeling to the space. So, how do you get started? Here are a few tips for creating a Colonial yard. Design Themes Colonial architecture and design was inspired by geometry and symmetry, which is reflected in the landscape and yard layout as well.
6 January 2016
An untreated wooden fence on your home's property is susceptible to moisture, which could result in a warped and weathered surface. Protect the wood by adding a coat of exterior stain and varnish to it. Once you have finished the project, the fence will enhance your property and will remain damage-free as long as it is cared for on a regular basis. Materials sponge mop nylon stocking soapy water water hose vinyl tarp painter's tape wood stain (for exteriors) mixing stick paint roller roller handle and frame paintbrush wood varnish (for exteriors) Remove Cobwebs, Dust, and Stains From the Fence's Surface
23 November 2015
If you have decorative ornamental fencing adorning your property, you may have thought about giving it a coating of paint to enhance its look. When painting iron fencing, there are a few steps you will need to follow to get the desired results. Here are some steps to follow when painting an ornamental iron fence on your own. Clean The Fence Clean the entire fence with a pressure washer or garden hose.
4 November 2015
Cedar is a great material to use for many different things, such as decking, siding, and fences. If you want your cedar to last longer, proper care is important. Part of the regular care of your fence includes staining and sealing it. You may also want to do things like adding groundcover to protect the base of the fence. Here are some tips that can help you to get more life out of your cedar fence:
19 October 2015
As a homeowner, having some kind of fencing around your yard can be beneficial for privacy, safety, and even appearances. However, there are certain mistakes that people make often when installing a new fence for their yard that you should be sure to avoid. Here are three common mistakes you should know about: Closing Off the Patio: One common mistake that people make is thinking that closing off their patio would provide more privacy or even safety.
19 October 2015
Having a fence installed around you home can provide security and aesthetics. Although you'll likely want to spend considerable time deciding the right style of fence to suit your yard, it's equally important to spend time picking the right fence company to do the work. Augering equidistant holes, ensuring that your fence posts are truly vertical and taking care of all the small details of the job will ensure that you'll love your fence for years to come.
16 October 2015
Installing chain link fences is a relatively easy project because they are modular. The posts, supports and caps all fit on the actual chain link fence quite easily. You don't need to drill the fence pieces together with a screws. Instead, you will mainly be tightening bolts and attaching poles to pre-cut posts. While this part of the process is largely self explanatory, you do need to learn how to pour the footings for the posts.
14 October 2015
You can use an electric fence to deter deer, but in order to be successful, you have to use your fencing strategically. Want to keep the deer out of your pasture or garden? Then, check out these essential tips: 1. Use continuous electrical current to encourage the deer to create new habits. Deer are creatures of habit, and if deer have been snacking in your field or garden for a long time, you will need to work hard to encourage them to embrace a new eating routine.
14 October 2015
Have you ever noticed a neighbor's white picket fence in the front yard managed to survive a storm, while your backyard privacy fence has entire sections that have blown over? Well, chances are, their white picket fence is made from a strong, relatively new fencing material: PVC. PVC is an umbrella term used for the materials that contain Poly-Vinyl Chloride, and these materials are steadily becoming a favorite fencing type among homeowners for their durability and low maintenance needs.
13 October 2015
Wrought iron fencing is one of many options you have to consider when having a new fence installed around your home. Naturally, it is a good idea to explore the benefits of having this type of fence material installed to help you decide whether or not it is right for you. Many Different Styles There are many different options of wrought iron fencing to choose from, especially when you compare it to wooden fencing or chain link fencing.
12 October 2015