(Closed) On the fence about fencing

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: Should I fence in the back yard?
    yes, entirely fence it : (60 votes)
    90 %
    yes, but just fence in part of it, enough space for a dog or garden : (3 votes)
    4 %
    no, fencing would be a mistake : (0 votes)
    build a moat instead! : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’d put a fence up. If your neighbors care, they can just use a weed wacker. not too difficult. Plus a fence will add value to your house! What type of fence are you thinking of putting up?? my parents put up a fence like this:

    It’s vinyl so easy maintenance (just power wash!). Slats are close enough together to keep the dogs in. and it looks so pretty!

    Edit:Not to mention.. it’s supposed to deter break ins from the back? I mean I don’t see how it’d deter too much, but normally fences are associated with dogs and security systems so I gues it def can deter

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would fence in the entire yard. Its a plus for future dog owners. Depending on how big your  dog is, they might want the whole yard to run around in.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I can’t answer any of your other questions, but a 4-foot high fence won’t keep deer out, so you’d have to do something else to protect your garden. My parents weren’t successful at keeping deer out of the yard until they went to a 7-foot fence.

    Post # 6
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    When we went house hunting a fence was a number 1 priority. I think it would add a lot of value and be awesome to have when you get a dog. I agree vinyl is the easiest to maintain, its what we have now and I love it 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - Rock Hill Country Club, Manorville NY

    If you can afford to fence in your yard, I say do it. We have 2.5 acres and I desperately want a fence but it is sooo expensive! We’ll have to wait.

     

    And I wouldn’t worry about your neighbors caring. I think fences add to the aesthetic of the neighborhood, and you know what they say; Good fences make good neighbors.

    Post # 9
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d fence the entire thing.  I fenced yard is a big plus with dogs, kids, etc.  Plus, there’s always the saying of “good fences make good neighbors”.

    We got our builders to put in a wrought iron fence for us and we love the look!

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Definitely fence the whole yard! It will help with future resale (my husband and I want a house with a fenced in yard for our dog) and you’ll be prepared if you do get a dog! And as you said, it will keep dogs out of your yard. 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Never regretted having a fence.  My ex husband and I fenced in the yard of our house on our own.  It was nice having the extra privacy and being able to let the dog out without a leash.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    You should definitely fence it in.  I’d recomment leaving a little of your property outside the fence just in case there are property line issues and so that it doesn’t affect your neighbors mowing.  Our fence is about 2 feet inside our property line on the sides and it works out well.  

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Having lived in southern california most of my life I have no concept of an unfensed yard.  Everyone’s property is completely fenced here.  If your yard is not fenced doesn’t it just look like public property?

    In any case, I say fence it.  It’s feel like it actually belongs to your house and you’ll gain some privacy and security for your dog.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We just fenced our entire yard – it was approx. 400 feet of fencing and went thru the same scenario on whether to fence it all or only do half. After seeing our dogs run all over the yard free – it was such a good investment and peace of mind 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Probably someone else has said this, but a 4ft fence won’t keep deer out.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @kerensa:  i’m 95% sure you can get it in off white and a tan color. Don’t know for sure. Also if you think you and your hubby are confident, you can rent a post digger and install the fence yourself to save money. Just be sure to get a land surveyer out to do the property lines so that you never have any disagreements about it ever.

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