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Tips in Dog Proofing Your Fence

Although a dog is a man’s best friend, the same cannot be said for the relationship your furry friends have with fences. Here at Bullfrog Fence we have received numerous repair or even replacement jobs because of dogs ruining the wood, going beyond the fence, or digging too deep. If you are a homeowner who is also worried about your pooch taking a toll on your fence, then here are five simple tips on dog proofing.

Make sure the height and quality of the fence is too high for the dog to jump over

As the owner, you can gauge how high your dog can jump. From there you can use it as a factor in deciding the height of your fence. It is also important to see how powerful and big your dog is. Obviously, you have no problem with toy dogs, but when it comes to normal to bigger sized ones, you need to make sure that your fence is fortified.

Afterwards, check the items near the fence that could potentially give your dog a boost. These usually include planter, garbage container, bird bath, and lawn mower.

Steer clear from chain link fences

Never underestimate the intelligence of a clever dog. There have been many cases of dogs climbing their way out of a fence. Chain link fences are particularly unadvisable because of their honeycomb pattern which serves as good footholds. Also, chain link fences provide good vision and even reach for dogs’ teeth.

Opt for fences that block the dog’s view of the outside

Wooden or vinyl fences are not only aesthetically pleasing; they are also great for privacy and obstructing your dog’s view of the outside. Not letting them see distracting factors outside i.e. squirrels, other dogs, and people will prevent them from barking and getting all worked up.

Regularly check your fence’s condition

Don’t neglect the condition of your fence. Watch out for weak spots, tears or holes, and potential rot because your pets can take advantage of that. Small puppies can wiggle their way through a hole or lose wire.

If the soil is uneven, better check for holes getting dug too deep. As a preventive measure, many homeowners place wires underneath the fence to discourage dogs from digging.

Keep your dog well exercised and happy with other things

One of the best ways in preventing dogs from damaging your fence and lawn is by addressing their needs, particularly entertainment, exercise, and sustenance. Make sure that your dog is regularly walked, has toys to play with, and has a source of water nearby.

Learn more on how to take care of your fence by visiting this blog from time to time. You can also have more comprehensive and professional advice from our experts by calling us now here at Bullfrog Fence and scheduling an appointment.

Tips in Choosing the Right Garden Fence

If your yard is a blank canvass, then landscaping would be painting to the homeowner just like painting to an artist. If you ask any person with a picturesque garden, the process can be quite daunting. Still, the trick is not only to be creative and practical, but also to hire the right professionals for the job.

Here at Bullfrog Fence, we have been helping homeowners with their landscaping by providing quality fencing building, fence repair, fence staining and fence restoration. Our fences can be the frame to your painting-like a garden. To help get you started, below are tips on finding the right fence for your home.

Consider your purpose, and then your preference

Are you aiming for a more aesthetically pleasing fence or more of a general protection for your home? Your location can play a huge factor in dictating its purpose. Since Texas is vulnerable to extreme weather conditions, we always advise our customers to consider durability first. The level of security and privacy you need will also determine the height, style, and material of your fence. You also need to check for potentially harmful wild animals that can damage plants, crops and flowers.

It is important that before selecting a beautiful material and design, you need to make sure that all your needs will be considered. After all, a fence is originally meant to protect an area. In this case, your beautiful fence should still be able to protect your garden.

Be prepared for the weather changes

Many homeowners who need to block strong wind resort to privacy fences, but if you want to bring more light in, then you can ask your fence builder on semi-privacy fences or wooden, wrought iron, or vinyl fences with patterns or holes.

Consider maintenance cost and requirements

Each kind of fencing material requires a different kind of maintenance. For instance, wood is known for the most maintenance because it needs regular staining or painting, while you also have to watch out for termites, decay, cracks, and rot. Metal comes in second because of the risk of getting scratches, dents, and rust. Vinyl and chain link fences are the easiest kinds to maintain.

Find out which kind of fence will fully match your garden in the Dallas Fort Worth area by calling us here at Bullfrog Fence and scheduling a free consultation.

Fence Etiquette: Tips in Installing and Maintaining Your Fence Without Offending a Neighbor

Never underestimate the saying, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Respecting other people’s privacy and property can greatly contribute to your family’s peace of mind. Fences are meant to separate your property from others’, provide security and privacy, and add aesthetic value to your home. When you are building and maintaining one, it is important to consider that a fence can also determine the kind of relationship you will have with your neighbor.

Below are a few tips on balancing the maintenance of your fence and your relationship with the small community.

  • Make sure your fence is still within your property line. Most fence companies install the fence one foot inside the line. When marking your boundary, don’t get greedy and try to add a couple of inches beyond your property. Placing a fence on others’ land is against the law and might oblige you to tear the entire thing down.
  • Check the regulations in the community. Many homeowners’ associations have rules about the size, positioning, style, and sometimes even color of a fence. It is better to follow the set guidelines instead of facing potential complaints or disputes in the future.
  • Observe the proper height and placement. The polite way of placing your fence is having the front or more presentable side faced to your neighbor’s yard. The height should be around four to six feet. Beyond that might send a wrong message to others.
  • Be open with your neighbor. Communication is still the key to having a friendly environment. Although you are not obligated to do so, it is a nice, polite gesture to let your neighbor in on your plans. This can prevent future disputes and disagreements.
  • Document meticulously, but still ethically. Disputes don’t have to start and end with bad blood. Take photos of your fence from time to time. If there has been damage related to your neighbor, document your side and show the photos politely. Again, communicate properly and try to maintain a cordial tone.
  • Keep your side of the fence clean and well-maintained. Try not to make your yard and fence an eyesore for your neighbors. You could also consider the color and design of the houses near you to avoid veering away and standing out too much.

Learn more on fence etiquette and maintenance by visiting this blog from time to time. You can also have more comprehensive and professional advice from our experts by calling us now here at Bullfrog Fence and scheduling an appointment.