How to Avoid Damaging Your Fence with a Weed Eater

Fence lines, the edges of buildings, and mail box posts all have one thing in common; they need a weed eater to help keep your lawn looking trim and neat. Lawn mowers just won’t reach into that space, and no one wants to have to get on their hands and knees to trim the grass with clippers. However, if you’re someone with a really strong weed eater, you run the very real risk of damaging your wooden fence.To remedy the problem, you can purchase fence post protectors, or you can make your own with supplies you’ve likely already got lying..

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Three Unusual Ideas for Decorating Your Fence

Often, a fence is overlooked as an opportunity for decorating your back yard. Most folks don’t go beyond a couple of coats of plain paint or a stain, which is a shame, because there’s a lot you can do to a fence to make it a truly unique work of art. Unique Painting Ideas Instead of going with plain white or a colored stain, try out a palette of two or three colors to paint. Alternate with a new color every three or four panels for a striped look. If you’ve got artistic talent, or if you want to give..

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Installing Fences Around Your Trees

When it comes to building a fence in your back yard, there are a lot of factors you need to consider. Trees can present a rather large challenge if they’re located close to the line where you intend to build. If you damage your tree’s large root system, it can leave the tree vulnerable to disease or death. Even clipping the smaller roots can impair healthy growth. On the other hand, if you’re not careful, a fence can be severely damaged by rampant root growth, causing buckling and upheaving. Posts could be pushed out of alignment over time, and you’ll..

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