|04-20-2014 06:23 PM|
|SunCzarina||LOL delivery charge on a pallet of rocks is way less than replacing the shocks in the rear end, been there done that wrecked a stationwagon!|
|04-20-2014 11:09 AM|
I lost. I did it during the regime of a little Napoleon of a president. My next door neighbor recently put up an aluminum fence with chain link at the back (the back of both our yards face the woods!) . It is not lost on me that this is the NEW president of the HOA. The architectural chair has the ugliest yard in the neighborhood, BTW.
The covenants expressly state "no chain link". ........ Needless to say I still have not gotten over that one and, at some point, may start removing the pickets and replacing with woven wire or black chain link.
Honestly, I am just quietly doing my garden, doing my landscaping piecemeal, and not making waves. Hope to get in some chickens in a few years . They way I see it, all kinds of violations are already allowed and they know it. But you pick your battles. My next battle will be solar panels (not mentioned in the covenants). Our back roof faces south and a section of it has enough sun for solar. Once again, you could not see the panels from the street....I have been told they actually cannot prevent me from putting up solar panels ....doing research on that one.
Anubis. I do hear you on the money. I remember the days when I filled a large dog pen by going to the quarry and shoveling the rocks myself into my station wagon (you weigh it before and after). It was a real cheap way to get the rocks and I got them over time, but they may not allow that now and if you can do the whole thing at once delivery is not that bad but adds to the cost of the rocks. They typically charge per load. Just use the calculators and plan for a good 4-6 inches deep with any ground cover. Treated 4x4 are not that bad and not as toxic as railroad ties. (The new ones not the old ones with arsenic) if you want keep it from shifting. You can hold in place with rebar (make sure no utilities underground first).
|04-20-2014 01:58 AM|
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|04-20-2014 01:45 AM|
Oh my gosh, THE MOST helpful thread!
(Reading and taking notes , looking out on a sad patch of grass, weeds and dirt...)
|04-19-2014 11:46 PM|
Deer or marauding german shepherds. I have several coils of green wire mesh fence from when Morgan was a puppy - couldn't keep her out of the garden. Always hated the metal posts that you hook it on and it's nearly impossible to get it straight - I'm going to try something like that the goat farmer did. Use what you have, I have little boys with bikes and a pedal tractor!
This year I need to build something quasi attractive for my blueberries. Venus wants to murder the one on the end...
|04-19-2014 09:11 PM|
Isotoma Fluviatilis--- Blue Star Creeper. It's a zone six plant, but it needs really good drainage. Will often die out in a bad winter but should leave you some babies. I think you might be too cold for it up in Canada but I don't know what your zone is, what your cold minimum/maximum is.
Joycon, I like that fence. When people don't want deer fencing but need it, I tell them to look at things like that. Very attractive but if built higher, would do a good job keeping deer out while still preserving the view.
|04-19-2014 08:56 PM|
No imposition. We paid someone to put up the fence posts, gates, and wooden 2x4s, then we let it sit for a month, stained it, and put on no climb horse fence.
This was woven fence which we used because of the hill, it is a more forgiving (you can rack it some to go up and down hill and it actually does go downhill from the house to the end of the fence line. It is also better quality than the welded fence we found but harder to work with.
We said a lot of choice words hanging it. I made my own fence puller with a piece of rebar and ratcheting tie down straps though. To start the fence we folded it on itself and nailed to the 4x4s with curved fence nails, then went post by post pulling it tight each time. After it was all nailed to the 4x4s, we nailed to the bottom 2x4s. Had we known better I would like to have the top horizontal boards to where we could have nailed to it as well but the fence is so tight it really does not matter.
I would do it like THIS guy if I had it to do over! No tractor to pull but those rachet straps would still work.
|04-19-2014 08:38 PM|
|04-19-2014 07:08 PM|
|carmspack||the lady's mantle is gorgeous - always a fresh colour . What , though , are the little light blue flowers just in front of it , and in the front to the left of the picture?|
|04-19-2014 06:36 PM|
Oops. Didn't see this before. Yes, that's a little spot in my front yard. I have soooo many deer, so my yard is different than I would like, but it suffices. Thanks for the compliment.
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