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How to stop and deter foxes from your garden and bins

Foxes are highly adaptable animals and are, therefore, common sights in urbanised areas as well as in the countryside. Their presence in suburbs and cities puts them in contact with people which can lead to concerns, with many wanting to get rid of foxes from their gardens. If you are someone who wants to protect your garden and bins from foxes, take a look at our helpful guidance below. How to know if a fox has been in your garden? If you are unfamiliar with foxes and you haven’t necessarily spotted one in situ in your garden, you may not initially…

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What makes a Good Fence Installer?

If you’ve decided it’s time for a new fence, you may be considering whether to do it yourself or hire a professional. This choice will depend greatly upon whether you have the strength, knowledge, skill and time to carry out the job well. If you don’t feel confident enough that you can complete the job safely and effectively, it is best to leave it to an experienced professional – a fence can, after all, influence the whole look of your property, for good or bad! A good fence installer will have an array of skills which enable them to get the…

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7 Things to know before installing a new fence

Before installing a new fence, there are many factors you should consider to ensure longevity and to also select the best fence for your requirements. A new fence is an investment, contributing to the overall look of your property, and so it is important you do your research and are prepared before beginning any work. To help you ready yourself for a new fence, the experts at Harrow Fencing have put together some top preparatory tips. What do you want the fence for? Before you decide upon the type of fence you want, you should give thought to what you want…

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Top Tips for Finding the Perfect Fencing Contractor

Secure, stylish and durable: these are the key features you need to look for when looking for a new fence. But finding the right products is only half the battle because it’s just as important, if not more, to find the perfect fencing contractor to install your fence, too. However, with so many fencing contractors out there it’s difficult to know just who you can trust to safely supply and install your fence. But by following these top tips, you’ll have your ideal fence installed in no time at all. Does the contractor have a professional website? Professional companies are more…

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The Importance of Sourcing Sustainable Wood Products

In the modern age, with global warming and climate change becoming an ever more pressing issue, the importance of sourcing sustainable wood products has never been more crucial. That’s because failure to use sustainable supplies of raw materials will see accelerated climate change and the global temperature rise. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can do your bit to help slow down and limit the extent of climate change by making even the smallest changes, such as ensuring you only purchase fencing sourced from sustainable wood products. What Is Considered a Sustainable Wood Product? Any wood sourced from…

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Types of Wooden Gates

Privacy, security and visual appeal are all key concerns when it comes to your garden. A fence is a great start, but you’ll still need something to properly cover the various entryways into your front, back or side gardens. That’s where wooden gates come in. Like fencing, there are a number of things to think about when it comes to choosing a wooden gate – largely depending on where you’re expecting to have one installed. In this article, we’re looking at wooden gates and the kinds of things you might need to be aware of when finding one for your home….

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Child Friendly Fences

For families with young children just about every decision you make will take into account their safety, and that is especially important when it comes to choosing fencing for your property. Besides providing privacy and visual appeal to your home, fencing is also an essential safety feature, especially when kids are involved, so this month we’re looking at child safety fences and how fencing can help protect your children in a number of different ways. Potential dangers Fences can be a vital child safety feature for any property or area, offering a sturdy barrier which will protect children from many potentially dangerous…

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How to Protect a Fence From Soil Damage

A timber fence can add multiple benefits to your property, from creating an effective barrier and boundary line to boosting the aesthetic appeal of your property’s exterior for years at a time. However, your wooden fence could end up suffering prematurely from rot if you don’t take the proper steps to keep it maintained and protected before and after installation. This month, we’re looking at the best ways to protect your fence from soil damage, to help keep rot at bay for as long as possible so your fence can stay standing without needing constant repair or replacement. Rot threat Rot…

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Best Fence Types for Windy Conditions

Some fences will stand up to the wind better than others, and if your property is located in an area that is regularly battered by high winds, then it’s smart to construct your fence to offer as much protection as possible from the gusts. This month, we’re taking a look at the best types of fences for windy areas so you can make the wisest choice when it comes to choosing the perfect fence for your property. Choose the right posts The type of fence posts you choose will have a direct impact on the strength and sturdiness of the rest…

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Secure Your Property with Anti-climb Fences

A fence should act as a distinct barrier for entry to your garden and home, but sometimes you need something extra to discourage and, ideally, stop people from climbing up and over your fence. Types of Fencing It’s easy to make whatever kind of fencing you have into an effective anti-climbing measure. You don’t necessarily need to pick and choose different types of fencing to ensure deterrence, you can modify most types of fencing to suit your needs. These often come in the forms of: Toppings Natural defences Anti-climb paint Clever use of these options can help secure your property by…

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