How to Get Your Yard Ready for a New Fence
Fences are a fantastic way to protect your pets, separate your property and give you more privacy. If you are excited for the installation date for your fence, there are several steps you can take to get your yard ready for a new fence and speed the process up. A little preparation ensures a smooth and seamless installation.
Mark Off Your Property Line
Putting your fence on your property line and not over it is critical, as the county could require you to rip out the fence you installed if you are encroaching on a neighbor’s property. Your fence company will know how to get your yard ready for a new fence by marking the property line, but it’s still good to mark off your line and local regulations beforehand.
Complete Your Landscaping Maintenance
One of the best ways to get your yard ready for a new fence is to complete all of the lawn and yard maintenance to make sure the grass is tidy. All grade work and landscaping should be done before the installers arrive. If you have any bushes or trees along the line where the fence is being installed, you should trim them back as much as possible and ensure your installers know if they are yours or your neighbor’s.
Mark Off Sprinkler Lines
If you know where sprinkler and irrigation lines are in your yard, when you get your yard ready for a new fence you should mark them off. Make sure that you mark both sprinkler and irrigation heads and the main line. If you don’t know where they are, you can ask the landscaping company that put them in for a map.
Let Neighbors Know You Are Getting a Fence
Once you are almost done working to get your yard ready for a new fence, you should let your neighbors know about the installation. Particularly with more people working from home, it’s a great idea to let them know there might be more traffic than usual and some noise outside.
Get Your Yard Ready for a New Fence from Excel Fencing and Decking
At Excel Fencing and Decking, we are proud to meet the needs of every customer, whether they are searching for new residential wood fencing or repairs to aluminum decking. We are a full-service fencing and decking company working throughout the greater Baltimore area and carrying top brands including Trex, Azek, Shoreline Vinyl Systems and Wolf PVC Decking. To learn more about our services fill out a contact form or give us a call at (410) 803-9499.