How often does your dog run off? Even the most obedient dog may spot an animal like a squirrel or (even worse) a skunk and ignore commands. You’ve dealt with a skunky home before, and it’s not fun. All the tomato sauce in the home doesn’t get rid of that odor.
Dogs can have a natural prey drive. They like to chase things. Have you had your dog jump a fence or slip a tie-out when someone jogs or bikes by your house? If your dog gets overzealous and nips at someone, costly fines and medical bills can put a dent in your savings.
Maybe you have an existing fence, but your dog keeps escaping by digging under it or climbing it. You may have a new puppy and want to create a safe place for the puppy to play and roam. Underground fencing isn’t fail-proof, but once a dog crosses that line, they’re not going to want to return. All of these are reasons to have a fence, but there are several things keeping you from having that fence.
- First, they’re expensive. A chain link fence is a significant investment, and it’s one that some dogs can easily climb or tunnel under.
- Second, wooden fences only last so long. Over time, the weather will create dry rot and lead to the fence deteriorating.
- Third, many towns and cities require building permits to install fences over a certain height. If you have to apply for permits, there’s the chance a neighbor will object and squash your idea.
- Fourth, you have a lot of trees surrounding your property. Their root systems make it hard to place the fence posts at even intervals.
You want an affordable, long-lasting fence that doesn’t require costly permits, neighbor approval, or upkeep. You definitely can’t have a fence with posts due to the number of trees bordering your property. You’re not torn between having the trees removed, which impacts area birds, or you have to shrink the size of the fenced area. You don’t like either of those options, but there’s something else you can do.
Use the Trees a Post
When you have a lot of trees around your property, those trees act as posts. Put them to good use. A general rule of thumb is to place smaller trees about 20 feet apart and larger ones about 35 feet. With this spacing, they become excellent posts. If they’re too far apart, you can always add a post in between them, but you won’t always have to do this.
When you secure the fencing to the trees, you have sturdy posts that are already in place. This saves a lot of time and reduces the number of posts you need to purchase. Plus, the fencing blends in nicely with the surroundings because there are no lines and lines of fence posts. With chain link fences, posts are often no more than eight feet apart. There’s a better option where you can have the trees up to 25 feet apart and not need any additional posts.
You don’t have to dig a hole, mix cement, and wait for that cement to dry. You’re not carrying around heavy cedar or pressure-treated posts and heavy rolls of chain link fencing. You don’t have to arrange delivery or borrow a truck to pick up the rolls of fencing, hardware, fence panels, and posts. Everything you need to build the fence is delivered to your door.
The other consideration is that the hardware you use to attach the fence to a tree can grow into the tree. To avoid this, use a pressure-treated board. Attach that to the tree using wood or decking screws. As the tree grows up, you can remove the screws, lower the board, and the fence remains at ground level. This is very easy to do thanks to the innovative design of a Pet Playground fence.
Meet the Fuss-Free Pet Playgrounds Fences
Whether you need a five-foot, six-foot, or seven-foot-high fence, Pet Playgrounds has the ideal solution to your needs. Instead of using post-hole diggers to dig deep enough to install posts and cutting tree roots out of the way, install the no-dig sleeves into the ground using a driving cap. You don’t have to have these sleeves evenly spaced. If you want to attach the fence directly to trees, feel free. Ideally, you want to end up with trees and posts spaced at least 20 to 25 feet. That’s all you need, making it the ideal system for a tree-lined properly.
As the fence comes to the corner of your home, you can install posts at that point. Finish fencing in your yard by using the posts against your home. Your dog has plenty of room to run and play, and you’re free to open the door when your dog is done and wants to come back in. This is so much nicer than having to stand outside with a leash when it’s below zero or pouring rain.
The fencing is rubber-coated steel wire mesh or polypropylene mesh that’s flexible and stands up to biting and chewing. Depending on the fence you choose, the fence can withstand up to 2,900 psi, which is almost double what a chain link fence can withstand.
Our fencing comes in rolls that you spread out and attach from one tree to the next. About a foot of overhang at the bottom forms a dig-proof barrier against the ground to prevent tunneling. Secure that barrier to the ground with stakes and rocks until the grass grows around it and secures it to the ground naturally.
The wire mesh fencing is see-through from a distance, so your neighbor won’t notice it. It doesn’t block views, which is a leading reason some neighbors object to having a big fence erected near their property boundaries.
There’s another reason this fence is ideal for your needs. Most yards, especially those near or in the woods, are not level. You have slopes and hills to contend with, which makes it impossible to install some fences evenly. A mesh fence is easily installed in any yard, even if it goes downhill.
It’s also extremely easy to get started. Take a tape measure to map out the length of fencing you’ll need. You’re not bound by straight lines and even shapes with this type of fence. If you want to create angled fence lines, that’s fine. Our fence is designed to do exactly what you want it to do.
When you order a durable pet fence, everything you need is included in the kit. You have the nails, a magnetic level, the wire snips, D rings and a hog ringer tool, corner posts, corner braces, welded steel cable, ground stakes, cam locks, post collars, and any posts you may need to go between trees that are spaced more than 25 feet apart. It’s an all-in-one fence package that any DIYer can easily install with a couple of helpers.
Enter the height and length in the online fence design tool to calculate the cost. We offer financing if needed and can send someone to install it if you’re not interested in installing it yourself. Even the strongest dog finds these fences challenging, and we’re ready to help you build a fence that’s going to confine your dog to a safe area in your yard.