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Fence Designs: Choosing Between the Different Fencing Styles

Fence designs that catch your attention in other people's yards are probably those that are the most stylish. Indeed, the right fencing style can add beauty to your yard, and I introduce you to a number of styles in my photos. But I also help you decide on the design that will be most practical in your yard.
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Fence Line Landscaping
Effective fence line landscaping doesn't happen by accident. Here are some tips to point you in the right direction. For example, want to complement your picket fence with a planting that will suggest the cottage style? I link to resources that will help you realize your dream.

Fence Design in Pictures
These photos reveal some of your options in fence design. Learn about materials commonly used and popular fencing styles. Also discover how fences and landscape plants can work in unison to achieve the look you crave in your landscaping.

Fence Designs: Which Style's Right for Me?
There's so much to digest when selecting a suitable fence design! Then there's the decision of whether to install it yourself or have a pro do it. I help you answer questions such as which style will match your home and yard, what tools are used in fence building, how to install a post, and which fences block highway noise best.

What to Expect When You Hire a Professional to Build a Fence for You
So after reading through my FAQ on fence designs (above), you've decided that DIY installation is not for you? That begs the question, "What kind of experience can I expect if I have a fence company do the job?" Lee Wallender has the answer, from what type of people you'll be dealing with to how long you'll have to wait.

How to Build Stone Walkways
A stone path winding its way up to a front door immediately suggests "country," even if you live in a city or in suburbia. And a stone walkway's rusticity is enhanced by selecting more natural-looking stones. Of course, some will want a more modern look, in which case, again, stone selection is important. Flagstone (the material used in this project) falls somewhere in the middle.

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