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A Few Terms to Learn When You're Ready to Start Shopping for Fence Supplies

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A good fence will help to secure your property and your pets while keeping out unwanted visitors, including wildlife, and will work to mark boundaries between you and your neighbours. A fence can also be a backdrop for landscaping and enhance the area around a pool or patio. Because fences do so much, note a few terms to learn when you're ready to start shopping for fencing supplies so you know you'll get all the supplies you need.

Pet fencing

Pet fencing is usually a chain-link fence that is meant to be erected as a separate barrier or enclosure in your yard, not used to surround your entire property. Pet fencing will be made with a mesh size that is based on local building codes for such fences so that pets don't get their noses caught in the mesh; it will also typically be higher than standard fencing so pets can't jump over it. If you need a smaller barrier for your pet so they can stay outside without digging in your flowerbeds or getting in the pool, look for pet fencing.

Hardware cloth

Hardware cloth is a type of small fencing that is sold in rolls, and which you use around plants and trees in order to protect them and contain their roots. The hardware cloth can be pushed into the soil so that it surrounds the base of a tree or plants and their roots so that the roots don't spread too far while having proper support while they grow. Hardware cloth can also be used for containing poultry, as the mesh is very small while also being easy to cut.

Border fencing

Border fencing is very short and attractive; it's meant to work around flowerbeds and landscaping, to add visual separation. Border fencing is often sold in long lengths made of up individual panels that have hinges or folds between them so you can easily curve the fencing around your plantings, trees, and other such yard features.

Snow fencing

Snow fencing is a temporary barrier that you erect around snow banks or snow drifts so they don't move and shift around your property. Snow fencing is typically made of a thick rubber or plastic material, which will usually have distinct edges around the mesh on one side to help stop snow from shifting. You can easily erect it around your property in wintertime to protect your home from collecting snow and then take it down again once spring arrives.