Questions tagged [fence]

An artificial physical barrier used to separate sections of land. Use this tag for questions about how a fence impacts a garden, or your activities in the garden.

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Dog kennels for garden?

My wife is looking to start planting soon and is looking for something to keep the critters out. She suggested looking at dog kennels, something along these lines: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lucky-Dog-...
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Snail electric fence material

I am making an electric fence to stop snails entering a new garden area (the concrete patio). The problem is fixing two wires the right distance apart without them shorting. What material can be used ...
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Which hedge plants can be used for animal preventive fencing?

For a land with medium rainfall which hedge plant species can be used for creating fence. Plants that should prevent entrance of animals like goats and cows and ideally its leaves should not be edible ...
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T-Post + Wire Trellis

I am contemplating using 10' T-Posts (driven in 2' for 8' of height) with a wire (7/7 or other) across the top which I'll use to hang hooks to trellis tomatoes, cucumbers, butternut squashes and the ...
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What distance can a cedar hedge be planted next to a frost fence with privacy slats

I am looking into planting a cedar hedge next to a fence in a small yard as shown in image. I would like to know how close can the cedar hedge be planted next to the fence without interfering ...
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How can I protect my outdoor potted garden without a fence?

My wife started planting vegetables this year - she has starters growing indoors, and soon we will need to move them outside. Unfortunately, after consulting with my landlord, it turns out we cannot ...
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Wood panels over chain link fence

In our back yard we have a 4' high chain link fence between us and our neighbors. We are looking for ways to cover it up as it is unsightly. There is a (currently empty) flower bed that runs along the ...
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What is the maximum mesh size for rabbit barrier?

I know the text book says 1" x 1". But that sounds like a tidy, easy to remember plan, almost like a slogan. Does anyone know if a rabbit can get thru 1" x 2" or 1.5" x 1.5&...
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What wildlife fencing should I use around my 5 acres to keep my critters in and wildlife out?

We want to keep costs down, but want something that will last, that wildlife can't get in and our critters can't get out. Saw 6ft high steel fencing with rectangular mesh that got smaller at the ...
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Long Lasting Wooden Fence Protection

I have been trying to find out what protection will last the longest. I have seen recommendations to soak fence posts in a bucket of preservative for 24 hours before installing but I cannot see water-...
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Gap between patio and fence

I will be removing all of the leaves and debris from the gap between the cement patio and the wire fence in my garden and was wondering what I could fill the gap with? I plan on erecting a shad in the ...
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Can mafia blocks be safely drilled into for fence posts?

I have mafia blocks for a retaining wall and would like to put a fence directly on it, can they be drilled into for fence posts or are they too brittle for drilling?
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Can I keep this tree without it destroying my fence?

I have an unplanned (privet?) tree growing right at the base of a fence. It's currently around 15' tall at the peak, but not particularly wide. I don't dislike this tree, except for the danger to ...
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Will galvanized hog paneling hold up vegetable and fruit vines?

I noticed that hog panel fencing is a lot cheaper than pipe fencing, and was wondering will the hog panel fencing hold up the weight of different vegetables ranging from kiwiberry to cucumbers (maybe ...
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Digging a hole in ground for fitting stakes for fencing and play structure

I need to dig around 20 holes in my garden. Each hole needs to be 2.5 inch wide and 3-5 feet deep. Ground I am going to work on it not very soft and have some stones. I dont mind renting or buying ...
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Bed Up Against Wooden Fence

I have several planting beds along my wooden fence. A landscape architect told me to simply put a board along the fence side to prevent the fence from rotting. I did this but now the board settling ...
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Okay to build garden fence with pressure treated wood?

I'm aware it is generally recommended to avoid pressure treated wood for raised beds. I have some in ground beds which I'd like to fence to provide a visual barrier to my dog so she doesn't trample ...
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How can I keep a clover back yard from encroaching on a traditional grass front yard?

So I have a fenced in back yard that has a less than perfect lawn; it exists in stark contrast to my very nice front lawn. I've been considering next year trying my luck at planting grass and ...
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What precautions can I take when planting a living fence to avoid it becoming troublesome?

I'm interested in a living fence for my house and have a great source of straight growing willow normally used for biomass. This is in zone 4/5 of northeast US where we ge ~1m of precip per year and ...
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Can a wooden fence support raising/levelling a garden?

I have a garden that is not completely flat that I am planing to level and could use some advice please. The image below shows the layout of the garden currently. If I look out from the house at the ...
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Will growing dipladenia or any other vine damage my fence?

I have a wooden fencing surrounding my yard. My yard is long and narrow so I have lot of vertical space. I'm thinking of growing the beautiful looking Dipladenia against part of my fence to beautify ...
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Rods (either metal, bendable PVC or..?) options for creating a garden border? USA

I am trying to find some type of sturdy yet bendable tubing in some kind of metal that I can shape into this type of fence in the photos below. I am trying to protect a sidewalk garden in front of our ...
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8' wood fence vs 6' block wall to reduce noise in yard

Which sound barrier will be most effective if costs are equal? Two-lane residential (with many pick-up trucks) street is 65' from the listening point. The street is 1' above grade. The fence/wall ...
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Can I use a horizontal 2x4 to brace a 3 wire trellis?

In brief - I want to use a 2x4 to resist the tension put on trellis posts ~16ft apart, rather than the other two options. I'm building a grape trellis with upright 4x4s connected by high tensile wire....
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Advice Needed - Dying? Tree line (privacy desired)

Situation: Homes Back Yard borders a rural road, say 1 car per minute. There was a line of some kind of arborvitae planted there ~10 years prior. Tree health various from OK to long dead on the tree ...
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How can I stop bushes growing through a mesh fence?

My neighbour has lots of thorny bushes and ivy that grow against (and more importantly through) the fence on our shared boundary. They aren't the gardening type and have no inclination to remove the ...
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How far from a wooden fence should Bougainvillea be planted?

For bougainvillea to cover a wood fence how far from the fence should it be planted?
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3ft fence using line posts (1.66in)

Wondering if it's fine to use line posts that are 1.66in instead of 2 3/8 terminal posts to build a 3ft fence. It's going to be framed in wood with some hogwire/welded wire wood panels so there will ...
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Self-clinging climber that will not damage a concrete fence

I am looking for an evergreen climber to screen an ugly pre-cast concrete stone-effect fence. I cannot change the fence (it's concreted into retaining structures). The fence consist of 6ft upright ...
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How to grow climbing vines onto a trellis mounted 2 meters above ground?

To make my yard more private, I want to mount a trellis or livestock panel on top of a fence, then grow climbing vines such as Distictus over them. Should I attempt to train the canes to reach 2M up ...
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What are my options for plant choices near a pressure treated retaining wall at base of backyard fence?

My backyard has a fence built on a retaining wall of pressure treated wood which was built some 15 yrs ago to address height/level difference between my yard and backyard neighbor's yard. When I ...
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Looking for advice on constructing a living fence, using trees or vine

I have a simple, old, rusted chainlink fence at the back of my yard. In the future, we want to replace it. Therefore, we have been looking for ideas. We recently spotted a very interesting fence-...
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How can I support Birdhouse Gourds without nailing anything to my fence?

I have birdhouse gourd vines growing up my fence. I started with a river cane trellis pushed into the soil in the tubs the gourds are growing in. This initial trellis can not support the new growth. I ...
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How should I trim back a neighbor's Japanese red maple bush?

My neighbor's Japanese red maple bush (tree) is hanging over my yard line and I'm planning on putting a fence up soon. I have to trim it back and here in Pennsylvania it is my legal right to do so, ...
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80mm decking post into a 75mm metal post holder

It appears posts designed for balustrades are 80mm wide whereas fence posts are only 75mm. The problem being is wedge-grip post holders are made for 75mm posts. Firstly I wonder: Why are fence ...
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Are low double deer fences effective in keeping deer out?

Most people with large landscaping investments around here fence their property with 8' deer fence. This can be hidden from view in most cases. In certain situations, however, 8' fencing would detract ...
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How deep should a post be in the ground, compared to how tall it's going to be above?

I have some grape plants coming in next year. My plan is to make a sort of trellis-fence to partly break up the view of the road from my yard, and of course help the grape plants vine out. What's the ...
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Should I put wood mulch around my wooden fence?

I have a wooden fence that is 20 feet away from my house. Right next to this fence, I have planted various types of berries. I would like to mulch these berries with wood chip mulch because it is ...
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How to block line of sight while vines grow?

Our garden backs onto a playing field for a school, with a ~15 foot chainlink fence separating the two. We have some vines growing up the fence, but they will likely take a few years to grow ...
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How far do you dig from a maple tree so as not to cause damage to the tree?

A family member wants to put up a fence behind her condominium and the plans state that the fence will be 3 foot away from a small maple tree in the back yard. The association members say that this is ...
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Installing bamboo fencing

Our patio is square with 8 foot sides. For added privacy I was thinking about installing bamboo fencing on both sides and leaving the front open. I came across bamboo material similar to this: ...
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How can I weed trim without damaging a fence?

I keep damaging the bottom of my fence with my gas weed trimmer. What is the best way to prevent damage to my fence while using a gas trimmer?
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