3 Surprising Ways Fencing Can Benefit From Cinder Blocks

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3 Surprising Ways Fencing Can Benefit From Cinder Blocks

15 July 2016
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If you like the idea of a fully functional fence that is still creative and not like the fence of every other homeowner on the street, it is time for you to consider using a cinder block. This affordable and versatile item can be used to reinforce and dress up your fence in a brief period of time. Alternatively, you can also use it to create unusual fences to divide specific parts of your yard. The following information will show you just a few of the many ways that you can use a cinder block to make your fence a bit more special.  

#1-Use The Cinder Blocks To Clearly Identify Your Compost Area

Although composting serves an important function, it is not always very pretty to look at. In addition, many experts at composting are choosing to divide the different types of compost from one other. 

Fortunately, you can solve both problems by simply using cinder blocks to create a fenced around the different piles. You can create four walls that surround the piles of compost or you can make just three walls and  then use chicken wire to make it easier to access the materials within the pile as needed. Regardless, you can build the fences as high or long as you need to for a reasonable cost by using cinder blocks. 

#2-Reinforce Your Fences Against Dogs That Dig With The Strategic Use Of Cinder Blocks

If the bane of your existence is also a beloved fur-baby who merely sees the fence in your yard as a temporary obstacle to the street, keeping him or her as safe as possible can be very challenging. However, you can make it a bit easier by using cinder blocks under the fence where he digs and at each end.

By placing the fence poles into a cinder block, it will be much harder to move. In addition, many dogs that dig will do so at approximately the same area of the fence from one time to the next, resulting in a weaker fence. If you reinforce the weakened areas, it is much more likely that escaping will not be so easy next time. 

#3-Use Cinder Blocks At The Corners And Ends Of Your Fence To Hold Flowers

If you love the look of morning glories and honeysuckle plants that grow on and over the fence, but your neighbor that you share a fence with does not, the solution is to use cinder blocks for flowers to grow in. By placing them at intermittent points, particularly at the ends and corners of your fence, you can encourage beautiful flowers to grow, and you do not need to worry about upsetting your neighbors to do it.  

You can simply choose the level you want the flowers to grow and make sure that the growth does not overtake the fence. In no time, you are bound to be thrilled with the appearance of your cinder block flowerboxes.

For more information, contact Harrington & Company or a similar organization.

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My name is James and if you need a fence erected on your property, you'll find all the information you need to know right here on this blog. Last year, my wife Bonnie and I decided to have a fence installed around the perimeter of our property. We didn't know which type of fence would be the best, so we started looking for information about all the different kinds of fencing materials. We studied and discussed various types of fences, including iron, vinyl and wood. After our fence was installed by an area fence contractor, we knew that we had made the right choice. As you read this blog, you'll learn all kinds of information about the various types of fences and I hope that it helps you choose the best one for your needs.