Backyard Makeover

by Tialisa
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I had some questionable bushes boardering my backyard. They kept my 9lb dog in, but the neighborhood dogs easily found their way through the bushes.
I removed the bushes including the roots.
The bushes were dead inside and a leaf trap.
There were a total of 10 shrubs each over 6 feet tall.
Cleaned up the ground and leveled it out
I leveled up the foundation for our fence.
Adding the posts was difficult because our property is very rocky and our posts were 4 feet deep.
Once posts were set, we were ready for some rails. We made a spacer to ensure each post measured exactly and patterned the posts.
Now we have a nice clean fence that I don't have to trim regularly.
Lastly I leveled off the grass side and planted grass to the fence line.
Suggested materials:
  • Weatherproof screws, pressure treated 4x4's, 2x2's, 2x4's and 2x6's   (The lumber yard)
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  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Sep 09, 2016
    Really like the fence! Was there a special reason why you needed to sink the posts 4 ft deep?

  • Peggy Libby Sokol Peggy Libby Sokol on Sep 10, 2016
    You didn't have to pour cement into the holes for the posts?

  • Pata Pata on Oct 24, 2016
    How did you remove the bushes and roots? We also have a hedge fence we would like to remove but not sure how to go about it. I suggested roping a chain around the bottom of the bush and use the riding lawn mower to pull it out. My husband does not think it would work.

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  • Ralph O Ralph O on Jun 28, 2018

    Great job!!!

  • Rita Grissom Rita Grissom on Jan 01, 2019

    Yes have been looking for an ideal fence to put around my yard to seperate my yard from the nieghbors they keep knocking our land markers down. Your fence looks like the perfect solution but would like to have it taller to block there dog from seeing us all he does is bark. An to keep my dog in an other ppls out