If you’re interested in getting a new fence soon – there’s no doubt that you’ve got a great place for it in mind! Whether it’s around your backyard or up against your property line, the best time to carefully consider the placement of your fence is before you make a lot of those other necessary decisions.
Make a list to assess the ground where your fence will stand, take note to plan your fence’s entry and exit points and identify what kinds of problems your new fence can solve. You’ll thank yourself for the extra brainstorming later when you’re 100% satisfied with your fence.
Checking out the ground your fence will sit on
It’s very important to identify issues with your land’s surface area before deciding on a fencing type. Elevation, for example, can make or break a solid fencing strategy. Some types of fencing, like chain link, do better on sloped surfaces than types such as ornamental or wood. You might also make plans to flatten out some of the more rough spots in your yard before you put your fence up.
This way, you’ll save on long-term maintenance costs involved in fencing up rocky or hilly terrain.
Plan your entry and exit points
It’s simple to overlook the gate position when drawing out a fencing plan. Generally, you’ll want to be sure your gates are sitting on a flat portion of your yard or business area. Sloped gates are difficult to go in and out of – and it’ll probably require extra work to install some stairs to make it easily accessible to use your brand new fence gate properly.
If you need special gates like an in-only or an out-only, plan their placement before your installation. This way you’ll save on unnecessary installation costs for re-settling fencing you didn’t need later on.
Let your fence solve a concrete need
The old phrase “if it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it” applies to fencing too. If you find that putting up a fence is more of an obligation than a need, you could consider an alternative solution to your problem.
There’s nothing wrong with putting up a fence that looks pretty and makes your yard look better – but if you’re planning an extensive fencing project, it’s probably best to solve your immediate landscaping problems first. You can invest whatever is left in cosmetic additions to your fence!