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A Garden and Outdoor Patio Go Hand-in-hand

I love to garden, and when my family moved into a new home, I was very excited at the thought of getting to plan a brand-new garden! We moved to a completely different climate, so there was a learning curve to finding out which flowers and plants would thrive in the new location. Thankfully, the project was a success, but I realized that our family didn't get to enjoy the beauty of our garden without an outdoor living space to lounge on in the backyard. We soon found a local contractor with amazing ideas on how we could turn out yard into a beautiful, outdoor oasis. I enjoyed helping him plan and watching him build our new backyard patio, and I actually learned a lot during the process. I am eager to share what I have learned with others on my new blog!

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3 Additions To Wooden Fencing To Ensure Dogs Stay Put

If you're looking into residential wood fencing options to keep your dogs from leaving the yard, there are a few additional steps to consider taking to ensure the fence is completely secure against break-outs. Here, you'll find a short list of things to consider adding to your wooden fencing to keep your dog inside the fence where it's safe.

Anti-Dig Posts

Some dogs love to dig – if your dog loves digging, the one thing that your wooden fencing will need are anti-dig posts buried under the ground. These posts are placed just inside the fence line and buried about 6-inches under. As the dog digs, he runs into the posts and will not be able to tunnel under the fence. Once placed and the grass grows in, you'll never even know that the posts are there until your dog finds them during an escape attempt.

Invisible Fence System

One problem that arises when homeowners choose to use invisible fencing options without a real fence around the yard is that the dogs can get out of the yard if they're tempted enough. For example, if another dog is being walked down the street in front of your home, your dog may get so excited that he could break through the invisible fence and not even feel the shock – then, he's stuck on the outside and no longer has the rush of excitement to make him forget about the shock he's about to receive.

Using the two fencing options is the optimal way to ensure your dog won't be going anywhere. The wire for the invisible fencing can be connected to the wooden fencing instead of having to bury it. Then, when the dog gets too close to the fence, he'll hear a buzz and if he doesn't turn back, he'll get a little zap – he won't be spending much time digging, jumping against or trying to find ways out of the fencing.

Double-Locking Gate

The gate is another weak-point when it comes to keeping dogs in. Instead of relying solely on one latch to keep the gate closed, install latches on both the inside and outside of the gate. This way, if the dog does manage to get one latch open, he won't be able to undo the other.

Talk with your residential wood fencing company contractor to gain assistance in making these changes. Hopefully, your dog will remain in the yard where he's safe day and night.