(Closed) Fence or Alternatives?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

A fence? Honestly it means keeping the kids safer and contained, not cutting them off. We always had a 6′ privacy fence for our backyard and we never felt limited. If he hates the idea of a full tall fence then maybe a half tall fence? Or a chain link one?

Post # 4
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Dog? Kids? I would definitely want a fence.


Post # 5
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

You could plant a hedgerow in stead of a fence. But yeah, with a dog, a physical barrier is essential. It’s a liability issue.

Post # 6
5662 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Agreed, a fence is necessary if you live in that close of quarters. Just don’t make it too tall and you won’t feel cut off. When you have little ones you won’t want them running through the neighbors yards wondering where the heck they went. OR the dog. It’s your house so you should all be safe and comfy in the back yard! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have a relationship with their neighbors because they have a fence.

Post # 7
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Fence for sure.  I always had a fence as a kid and I never felt “cut off”.  And you don’t have to get a full out privacy fence.  Maybe as a compromise with your husband you can do a wrought iron fence or a picket fence or something so it is still a bit more open.

Post # 8
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wouldn’t want to move into a house without a fence! I think fences make good neighbors!

Post # 9
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Definitely a fence.. how would it cut the kids off? They could always go around it. It’s not a jail :).

You know what they say, great fences make great neighbors. I just wanted to have my space, land and backyard living seperate from my neighbors so we built a fence as soon as we could (once the ground had settled.. we moved in to a new development). We also have a dog now and I’m glad she can freely roam and not have to worry about it.

Post # 10
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We spent a significant amount of time and money putting up a fence when we moved into our home since we have two dogs. Looking back on it in regards to the dogs, I think an electric fence would have been more effecient and less expensive. I would have done the underground one that line the perimeter. But now Darling Husband and I are expecting our 1st little one and are thrilled we have the fence. It will give us privacy and as my children get older they will be able to play in the yard by themselves (of course with me checking on them 100x) and we will be able to lock the fence and feel safe that people cannot come into our yard and approach our children. We do live in a dense residential neighborhood on a dead end street and noone else has a fence so the neighbors were hesitant at first but we just remained open and honest about our plans and things worked out very well.

Post # 11
8341 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We have a 4′ black steel fence like the ones that usually go around a pool and we really like it. We don’t have a huge yard so we didn’t want a giant privacy fence closing us in, plus we have a nice view right down the back of everyone else’s yards that we didn’t want to lose. I couldn’t live without a fence for my dogs lol…

Post # 12
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

With a dog and potential children I don’t think there is another option but a fence. It’s a safety and a liability issue.

Maybe you could do a chain link fence of some sort instead of a privacy fence(although I prefer privacy fences) but I feel a fence is a must hae.

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