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Spring Deck Maintenance

Spring is the time most people work on important maintenance on their home and yard. It’s an especially important time for yard work because it allows you to spruce up your yard and home for summertime fun without having to work in the blazing heat. One common springtime project is deck maintenance. You’re going to want to use that deck for parties, outdoor meals, barbecues, and summer games. If you …Read More

Sustainable Fencing Options

Here at The Fence Specialist, we offer a variety of fencing options, depending on your particular taste, yard, and needs. When choosing a material, many of our customers ask about options for sustainable fencing. We think this is a great question! After all, many popular materials today, while beloved for their low maintenance and durability, are troublesome to the environment for those very same reasons. They take a long time …Read More

When is The Best Time of Year to Install a Fence?

Whether you’re getting a new home and need a fence installed, or your dog barreled through the fence you already have and desperately need a new one, we’re here to help. You’ve probably found yourself asking your neighbors and friends what they suggest. Everyone will have an opinion about what type of material is best for your fence, safest for kids, safest for your pets, etc. There are lots of …Read More

Creative Ways to Mark Your Property

A good picture is made better by a good frame. Your yard works in the same way. Establishing the boundaries of your property in a beautiful way elevates the landscaping throughout the rest of your yard. While establishing the borders of your property requires a good fence, there are other amenities that you can use to add to the aesthetic of the edge of your property. Here are some creative …Read More

Making Your Pergola Winter-Ready

Nothing makes a backyard more fun during the warm summer months than an aesthetically pleasing pergola. However, once the colder months begin to set in, you’re probably going to be spending a lot less time out on that pergola. This doesn’t mean you should just leave it out there for the harsh elements of winter to do their thing, though. Instead, you should take the necessary precautions to make sure …Read More

Why Vinyl Fences Have Become So Popular

The most common material that is used to make fences today, by far and away, is vinyl. While wood is also still a popular option, the popularity of vinyl has risen in recent decades so that it is used on a vast majority of new homes, especially here in Utah. Why has this happened, though? What is it about vinyl that makes it so appealing to homeowners, contractors, and families? …Read More

How Winter Can Wreck Your Fence

When winter rolls around, the elements can do quite a number on your property and outdoor amenities, especially your fence. Sure, the heat and blazing sun of summer time can also cause discoloration and wear-and-tear on your fence, but winter has the ability to be especially destructive, especially if you don’t take precautions to protect your fence. Here are some of the reasons that winter is so harmful to your …Read More

Care Tips for Your Wooden Fence

A wooden fence is an attractive way to mark your property’s border. In fact, wood is one of the most popular materials used for fencing and fence construction. Some other popular options include vinyl and concrete. Unlike vinyl and concrete, however, wood is a lot more susceptible to damage inflicted by the weather and the elements. Especially in Utah, where we experience such drastically different temperatures and weather, depending on …Read More

How to Keep Your Dog in Your Yard

Dogs make wonderful pets and additions to a family. They are loyal, smart, and form emotional bonds with kids that teach responsibility and empathy. However, they can also be a big headache if you don’t learn how to control them and keep them within your yard. Some people find their dogs are escape artists that find ways to get out of the yard, regardless of what they do. This can …Read More

Protecting Kids While They Play Outside

When we build a home we expect it to last a long time, provide shelter, and give our families a place to grow up safely. With the summer in full bloom, kids will play outside more and enjoy the sun and fresh air. Here are a few tips to keep your home as safe on the outside as it is on the inside.