Protecting Your Garden

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The Steps Involved With Installing Chain-Link Fencing

Ivan May

Do you want to install a chain-link fence around your yard, but want to attempt the installation on your own?  If so, you'll need to know the steps involved with performing the installation. This can help prepare you for what will need to be done, and help you decide if you want to tackle the job or hire a professional.

Dig Out Post Holes

The first step will be to dig out all of the holes for the posts. This can be done by performing back breaking manual labor with a special shovel designed for digging post holes, or with a special tool that you rent from your local home improvement store. You may run into tree roots, thick clay, and stones that make digging down to the necessary depth tough.

Fill In the Holes

Those holes need to be filled with gravel to give the posts a solid based, and then filled with concrete.  The key to success with this step is mixing the concrete correctly. If there is too much water, the concrete may never set and cause your posts to sit in a small pool of water.  There will also be some downtime during the installation while the concrete does its job and solidifies.

Install the Fence Caps, Rails, and Tension Bars

Every fence post will need a cap placed on top of it, which is used to secure the rail in place and connect each post together.  A brace band is used to secure everything in place so that the metal rail does not move.

Tension bars are then added to the post, which will help secure the chain-link material to the posts.  They are loosely installed by wrapping them around the posts, and are tightened later near the end of the installation.

Attach the Fencing Material

With the posts, caps, rails, and tension bars installed, you can move on to attaching the fencing material.  The most difficult part of the process will be stretching the material so it is secured tightly to the posts.  This will require another special tool that you can rent from a home improvement store, known as a fence puller. It helps secure the fencing material in place so that it is not sagging in places.

If this process seems too difficult for you to tackle on your own, hire a residential chain-link fence installation company to handle it all for you.  


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Protecting Your Garden

I grew up in a rural community. My parents always planted a vegetable garden each year. Unfortunately, they didn’t protect this garden from wildlife. Therefore, deer often consumed much of my family’s crop. If you’re contemplating planting your first vegetable garden this year, you can prevent this misfortune from happening to you. Thankfully, a good fence can keep deer and other wildlife out of your garden. If you’re unfamiliar with how to install a fence, contact a reputable fence contractor. This individual can install a fence that will meet your specific needs. On this blog, you will discover the best types of fence to install around a vegetable garden.