We close on the new home end of November, I'm in Canada, digging post holes in December - probably isn't a great idea.
There is a fully fenced yard, however it only has a 4ft picket fence, the area from the side door to and including the rear yard is to become the doggy area. At this time it is unfenced mostly. I mean there is the house, the garage and the chain link that separates the lawn from the cemetery. The plan is to do big barn gates as the fence at one end (rectangular area, need access to the septic) and fence either from the garage to the house or what is preferred is up to and including the side door in a taller white picket, to match the yard on the other side of the driveway - the child yard.
This probably will not be accomplished until spring. So I am wondering what suggestions folks have for temporary containment. I don't want to do much beyond driving stakes, I need a contractor in to build the fence and gates I want because it is over my septic and I do not want to damage the tiles, dh thinks they should be more than 2ft down, but just to be safe, I'm hoping to tie a temporary into the chain link and possibly the house, or drive a stake near the house. I have to get locates, unless I use a deck holder thingy. (That is the technical name for it
I realize I can go get a couple outdoor runs for $600 each at TSC, but I want to do it cheaper than that, the fence will cost $10/linear foot and I only need 60ft at most. I don't want to double the fencing budget if there is a simpler, less expensive option out there.
I'm trying to avoid using the yard that is fenced as it is only a 4ft fence, I would like to let them out on their own, I won't do it with a 4ft fence, tying them for short periods of time, if they get playing, they can hurt themselves, I have a 2 year old, so hanging out for 10 or 15 minutes while they decide which inch of the lawn is just right for pooping isn't an option. I do have to worry about coyotes, cougars, possibly the odd bear, although highly unlikely, deer and perhaps small Moose, they have been spotted 20km north of the village, so it's possible we could see them.