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Never Settle for a Home You Don't Love

When I was finally ready to purchase my first home after I graduated from college and found a stable job, I was on a tight budget. I settled for a house that was "good enough" for the time-being, but knew that in the future I would move to a larger one. Once I met my wife and she moved in, we thought about moving but loved the location of our home and had made great friends with the neighbors. For years, we thought we had "to settle" with the home we had since we didn't want to move, but recently, we decided to have several of our rooms remodeled. We are now in love with our home and think everyone should live in a home they love! We decided to start a blog to share what we learned about home construction and remodeling during the process!

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Bought A New Husky And Have A Lot Of Flowers? Protect Your Landscaping With A Garden Fence

Husky dogs and landscaping do not go well together because huskies love to dig everywhere. This means your dog will likely ruin your flowers and other areas of your landscaping. Fortunately, you can install a garden fence around your flowers to protect them. Along with the fence, you also need to trench the fence line. Below is more information about this so you can get started.

Mark the Corners

Walk around your yard to determine where you want to place the fence. You can use sticks, a garden hose, etc. to mark the fence to help you better see how large the area will be. Once you decide on this, you need to put a stake in the ground at each corner.

Tie landscaping string to one stake and then stretch the string around the rest of the stakes. Make sure you keep the string tight as you stretch it. When you are finished, you will have your fence line.

Dig a Trench

Trenching the fence is important as this means the fence is buried deeper in the ground. Your husky would have to dig very deep to be able to get under this type of fence, and they would have a hard time doing so.

If your fence is small, you can purchase a trenching shovel to make the trench yourself. Contact a landscaper and ask them how deep and wide you should put the trench. Make sure you set aside the soil that you remove as you will need to put it back into the trench when you are finished installing the fence.

If your fence is large, you should hire a fence trenching service to install the trench and fence for you. This will ensure it is done correctly. They also rent trenching machines at many home improvement stores if you decide to do it yourself to save money.

If you have never trenched a fence before, you should hire a fence trenching service to do this for you.

Maintain Your New Fence

Now that your fence is installed and trenched you need to maintain the wood to keep it looking beautiful and to help it stay in great shape. The most important thing is to keep the fence clean. You also have to stain or seal the fence periodically to prevent the wood from warping or cracking, which is generally due to weather and the sun's rays.

Purchase cleaner specifically made to clean wood and follow the directions on how to use it to clean your fence. You will need to scrub the fence so purchase a scrub brush that has a long handle.

Talk with your preferred fence trenching services about this information and they can give you many more details.