If you've just bought a new house and need to replace the fence, you are likely aware of the trend toward having fences with horizontal planks. These are not split-rail fences with two or three horizontal rails but full wood fences where all of the planks are placed horizontally. Practical, as well as aesthetic, concerns should drive your decision-making process because the type of fence you get could have safety implications.
If you are having problems with people walking through your yard to get to another, and you have playground equipment in your yard, it may be time to get a fence. If kids run through your yard to get to their friends house and they jump on your trampoline or wander around, this could be a problem.
There are a lot of different problems that can arise when other people are on your property, even if you have no idea that they're there.
There are many different reasons to build a fence -- to keep children or pets in the yard, to protect certain areas of a landscape, to provide privacy, or even just to make a home look more finished. While wood or metal fences can provide for a more traditional aesthetic, vinyl fencing is often a very solid option for many different fence applications.
Vinyl fencing offers almost limitless design options.
There is no denying the fact that some fences are better for homes with outdoor pets than others. There are some fences that offer a nice amount of privacy, but prevent your pet from making any interaction with the outside world. While this could be advantageous if you don't want your pet being teased, it could also be disadvantageous if you want your pet to alert you when there is someone near your home.
Having a swimming pool in the backyard is a great way to provide family fun for many years. But it comes with some danger for families with children around. The USA Swimming Foundation reports that during the summer of 2014 alone, 174 children drowned in backyard swimming pools or spas. How can you make your pool or spa safer for your kids and their friends? Here are 3 ways.
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