Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fencing 101

Last week, as I stepped into this bed to turn on the hose, I noticed something a little off with the fence between my garden and my neighbor's.  When I took a closer look, I discovered that a lengthy stretch of the fence was leaning in my direction.  


My neighbor and I discussed the matter via e-mail and agreed that my contractor Brent should take a look and recommend how to proceed.  Brent discovered that the fence posts on the neighbor's side were rotting away and the fence was in imminent danger of falling over on my garden, so his first recommendation was that we install some bracing to keep it from doing so.   Rather than installing a completely new fence, we've determined that we can dig new holes near the old posts and install new posts, then attach the fence to those.  


The only plant casualty has been the neighbor's redtip photinias, which have already been cut down to stubs so the fencing crew can work around them.  The Head Gardener and I will leave it our readers to decide how we feel about that.  

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

The fencing itself looks like it is in pretty good shape. Too bad the posts did not hold up as well. Lucky for you and your garden that the problem was on your neighbour's side!

Kathy said...

I hope they don't need to do too much stomping on your side!

Susan Tomlinson said...

I've propped up many a fence with a "sistered" cedar post!

Lancashire rose said...

Lucky they didn't have to do the work on your side. Imagine waking up and finding the fence down! Yikes.

Jean said...

Ha, I think I know how you feel about the bushes AND the fence! My fence is doing the same thing!! Trying to find someone to fix it has been a whole new slog.

Cindy, MCOK said...

I was exceedingly glad that they didn't need to do much of anything on my side! They took down the braces and that was that.