Add Privacy and Security to Your Home with Fencing

Is your front or backyard unfenced and easily accessible for the eyes and unwanted trespassers? If you are tired of feeling on display when out in your yard due to nosey neighbors, or having unwanted animals or people entering your property, it may be time to add fencing. Not only can the right fence add privacy and security for your home, it can be a beautiful and valuable addition to your property.

Reasons a Fence is a Wise Investment

While it does cost money to install fencing, it can be a wise investment. For many people, their home is the largest asset they own, making worthwhile to protect it and its value. It is also your sanctuary, the place you should feel secure and relaxed. Fencing can add value to your home, in more ways than one. Here are some reasons that fencing is a wise and valuable addition to your home.

  • Security. Keeping intruders out can protect your property, home, family and belongings with higher security. A fence blocks the view and makes it harder for burglars to “case” your home and to get in and out. Plus, it can help keep your kids and pets safe.
  • Privacy. You should be able to relax on your back patio or deck without your neighbors peering at you and your activities.
  • Value. A fence can be a beautiful addition to your home and increase the value. Many people looking for a home want a fenced yard for the benefits it provides, so when you sell, it could make your home more attractive to buyers.

There are more reasons to add fencing than to leave your home and yard unprotected. Talk to your local landscaper that offers fencing installation to find the right fence for your home to get more security and privacy.

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Maxwell Hardscapes
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
(704) 469-5766

Tips for Planning Your New Fence

Fences can add security, beauty or privacy to your home, often a combination of all three. Whether you are putting up a decorative fence or a solid fence for your pets or privacy, you need to do some preparing and planning before your start your project. Here are a few tips to get you started on planning your new fence.

  • Know where your property lines are. Whether you have a small lot in suburbia or a large tract of land in the country, you need to make sure your fence stays within your property confines. The last thing you want is to find out after the fence is in place that it is on a neighbor’s property.
  • Form and function. Determining where your fence will be placed will decide on the form of fence and what function you want it to provide. Consider whether you need containment, abutments to structures and other factors in placing your fence outline.
  • Property considerations. If you will be digging deep fence holes, you need to consider what is below the surface of your yard. This could be electrical lines or sewer pipes that cannot be disturbed.
  • DIY or hire a contractor. Do you want to attempt to install your own fence or use a contractor? While you can save money by doing it yourself, are you the best person to do the job? You may want to contact a local landscaper that offers professional fence installation to ensure that it is done right the first time.

Adding a new fence can enhance your home if you plan and prepare to avoid issues, especially when you use the help of a professional.

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Maxwell Hardscapes
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
(704) 469-5766

Add Value to Your Home with a New Fence

Is your yard lacking a fence? It may not seem like a necessity, but there are some excellent reasons to have a fence around your yard. Fences can add value to your home for a number of reasons, making them a wise investment into your home. Consider these benefits to adding a new fence to your property:

  • Security. Even a low, decorative fence adds some security to your home. Fences may not keep out all human or animal intruders but they are a hindrance. Higher fences can add more security, especially in urban areas.
  • Safety. Keeping your family and pets safe is another excellent reason to invest in a fences. Fences help keep little ones safe while playing outside and offer a confined area for Fido to enjoy the outside air.
  • Privacy. If you want to keep prying eyes out of your yard, a fence is the best way to preserve your privacy. A tall, wooden privacy fence lets you and your family enjoy your outdoor living space without sharing your activities with the whole neighborhood.
  • Aesthetics. Even if safety, security and privacy are not a concern for your family, a decorative fence can add beauty and curb appeal to your home. There are inexpensive aluminum fence options that offer the look of wrought iron at a fraction of the price.

Are you ready to enhance your home with a new fence? Call your local landscaper that offers fence installation to discuss what type of fencing will be best for your home. The right fence can offer many benefits while increasingly the value of your home., making it a great investment.

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Maxwell Hardscapes
Sherrills Ford, NC
(704) 469-5766

Choosing the Right Fence for Your Needs

If you have decided that it is time to add a fence to your property, you already understand the benefits. Fences can bolster the value of your home by adding security, privacy and even curb appeal. However, there are a wide variety of options to choose from, ranging in cost and features. Here are some of the most popular options and pros and cons of each.

  • Wood fencing. One of the most used options for fences are wood panels or pickets. Wood panels offer one of the best options for privacy, while pickets are aesthetically pleasing in their classic design. The drawback to wood is that it can be expensive and it does require quite a bit of maintenance. Wood will need continuous painting or staining and will not last as long as most metal or vinyl options.
  • Metal fencing. The picket metal fencing of wrought iron is beautiful and functional. It is very secure, making it difficult for intruders to climb or break through, especially with the classic spearhead top. However, true wrought iron is very expensive and requires excessive maintenance. Another option is decorative aluminum fencing that gives the same aesthetic appeal at a much lower cost and is much easier to maintain.
  • Chainlink. If you are on a tight budget, chainlink fencing is reasonable and requires little maintenance. But you get what you pay for. Chainlink does not offer privacy, is easy to scale and does not add beauty to your home; it is purely for function.

Before choosing your fence, talk to your local fence or landscape contractor to decide what option will best suit your needs.

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Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping
Cumming, GA
(678) 294-0351

4 Excellent Reasons to Add a Fence to Your Home

If you have a yard that is unprotected, you may have been considering the option of adding a fence. While it is an additional expense, there are several excellent reasons to add a fence to your home. Consider these four reasons to upgrade your property with a new fence:

  1. Enhanced security and safety. Whether you want to keep others out, or keep your kids and pets in your yard, a fence is the best option. Although not fool-proof, a fence is a great deterrent to both two-legged and four-legged intruders that may want to trespass into your yard. It also allows your kids and pets to play outside without fear that they will wander out of the yard, or someone else will have quick access to them.
  2. Privacy benefits. If you live in a neighborhood or on a main road, your home is easily visible without a fence. Fences can give you added privacy, whether it is an enclosure around your backyard pool or a privacy fence between your front yard and the street.
  3. Aesthetic appeal. Some fences are designed more for aesthetic appeal than for privacy or security. A beautiful picket fence can add charm to your home, while a regal wrought iron fence can add a classic, upscale appearance.
  4. Value. While a fence is a monetary expense, it also is an investment into your home and property. Often a well-designed fence can add to the value of your home, even increasing the value above the initial cost of installation.

If you are considering adding a new fence, talk to your local landscaping company that offers fence installation. They can discuss the different fencing options that will meet your preferences and budget concerns.

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Mobile Joe’s Landscaping
Alpharetta, GA
(770) 360-5604

 

Protect Your Pooch with Property Fencing

If your dog is considered a member of your family, you want to ensure he’s safe and secure at home. There are times where your dog needs to be outside to relieve himself or to get the exercise he needs, and if you own a home without fencing, you may be putting your dog at risk when he goes outdoors to do his business.  Consider these excellent reasons for adding a fence to keep your dog safe.

  • Busy streets. It only takes a moment for a dog to run out into a busy street and be hit by a car. Even the best trained dog can react to another dog walking down the street or a cat baiting him, causing him to leave his safe yard. A fence is the best way to avoid these horrible accidents.
  • People and animals. Unlike invisible fences and tethering, fences also keep others out of your yard as well as keeping your dog inside. This can keep your dog safe from taunting and pranks by kids, and keep them safe from your dog retaliating.
  • Exercise. All dogs need exercise, and a fenced yard is a great place for them to play, run and relax. Once you have a fence, you and your furry friend have a safe place to play ball and spend quality time together, right at home.

In addition to protecting your dog, a quality fence can add beauty and security to your home. Talk to your local landscaping and fencing company to find the best fence for keeping your dog secure while adding value to your home.

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Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA
770-884-7277

Add Privacy To Your Home With A New Fence

One of the main reasons people add fencing to their property is to increase privacy around their homes. With many homes built in crowded neighborhoods, there are often many areas of the home and yard which lie in plain view to neighbors and passersby. Adding a new fence can offer a respite from prying eyes, allowing you to relax and unwind at home with peace of mind.

Best Type Of Fences For Privacy

Although there’s a wide array of options for fencing, when privacy is your goal, you will need a fence with paneling. A beautiful wrought iron fence is wonderful for curb appeal, but will not offer you any protection from being viewed by others. You will want to choose a fence which offers a solid barrier, and is high enough to give you the privacy you crave. For most people, the wooden panel fence is the best option for obtaining a barrier between you and your neighbors.

Wooden privacy fences offer a solid wall which can be erected around part or all of your yard. These fences are excellent for privacy, but also are preferred for other reasons. Consider these additional benefits to adding a new wooden fence to your home:

–        Security. A wood panel fence helps keep your home and family safe from criminals or intruders looking for easy access to homes.

–        Safety. A solid fence is excellent to secure your children and pets in an enclosed area.

–        Beauty. Wooden fencing can add to the beauty and value of your home.

If you have been considering adding a new fence for privacy, security or safety reasons, a wooden privacy fence is the best option. Talk to your local landscaping company that offers fencing installation to schedule a consultation and estimate for your new wood fence.

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Mobile Joe’s Landscaping
Alpharetta, GA
(770) 360-5604

Go Green With A Thuja Privacy Fence

One of the most popular trees used for building a privacy fence is the Thuja. This hardy, cone-shaped tree is fast-growing and can be be used in most climates as a natural privacy screen for your yard. These beautiful trees can be the perfect way to block the view of your home from prying eyes without needing to build a stark fence which detracts from the natural grace of your property.

Benefits Of Thuja

Thuja trees are used by landscapers throughout the country to create elegant borders and privacy fences for their customers. Coming in several varieties, two of the most popular are the Green Giant and the Thuja  Emerald. The Green Giant grows fast and high, with growth of up to 5 feet per year when given good soil and plenty of water. The smaller Thuja Emerald still reaches 12-15 feet, making it a better choice for smaller properties. Some of the benefits of using Thuja trees for your privacy screen include:

  • Dense growth. Thuja grows densely, blocking the view from the ground up.
  • Deer-resistant. If you have had issues with deer eating your trees or shrubs, Thuja is a good choice as it is deer-resistant.
  • Hardy. Thuja can tolerate a variety of weather conditions, from icy winters to hot, dry summers. The Thuja Emerald is an excellent choice for colder climates.

Your local landscaper can help you choose the right type of Thuja and determine the correct placement for adequate coverage for your yard. Since these trees are fast-growing, within a year you can have a beautiful green fence around your property.

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Use Landscaping To Muffle Road Noise

Tired of going to sleep at night while listening to the infrequent sound of a cricket or frog, during the brief lull in the noise from freeway traffic? Tired of listening to your neighbor’s nightly backyard discussions, much less their occasional argument? Don’t enjoy sitting on your deck or patio, with the neighbors watching everything you do? If so, it is time for some new landscaping. The right landscaping will not only reduce the noise of passing traffic but will also afford you some privacy, helping you to reclaim your outdoor space.

Of course, you can always build a fence if that is what you think best fits with your property. If you choose to build a wood fence, make sure that it is solid, without designs that leave gaping holes between slats as they would allow sound to come through. If you have enough space, you  may want to build a rock or brick wall, which will be thick enough to keep out sound. However, more simply and ecologically pleasing, you could plant fast growing evergreen trees, because they don’t lose their leaves in the fall and winter. You could supplement the trees with shrubs, like boxwoods. Typically, the noise will be reduced as your plant barrier grows and deepens in thickness.

In addition to creating a plant barrier, another good idea would be to install a water feature somewhere near your home, close to your patio or windows. Ideally, the bubbling sound of moving water in a small pond, bird bath or fountain will help to soothe away unwanted noise. Consulting with your local landscaping professional will help you find the right solution to meet your privacy needs while fitting in with your property and home design.

 

Fencing For Your Landscaping Project

Fencing has probably been around since man first owned property and wished to call it “his!”  With all of our modern technological enhancements, it remains one of the very few things in this world that still appears as it did in its origin and is still used for much the same purposes.

Fences can be used to surround your property, in essence, laying a boundary to your ownership.  However, they can also be used to partition various segments in your landscaping project much like the way that walls separate rooms within your home. Fences can provide safety around a swimming pool or protect your vegetables from unwanted dinner guests. They can be used to control the traffic flow on footpaths around your perennials or provide privacy for your hot tub parties.

The kind of fencing, type and material, are as varied as its usage.  Much that goes into designing the appropriate fence depends largely on your personal style preferences, in addition to location, purpose, height, detailing, and the need for flexibility or mobility.  Recently, due to the rising costs of lumber, many non-wood alternatives have been developed that are also longer lasting.  This allows for more color and a greater range of style.

Your local landscaping professional can help you wade through all of the available options in order to meet your fencing needs in a functional and attractive manner, as part of your overall landscaping site plan. Additionally, if setting property lines, the use of a licensed land surveyor may be necessary to avoid future disputes and or expense. For mutual satisfaction, sometimes neighbors will cooperate together with a land survey for shared property lines.