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Wood fence or vinyl? Maybe you don’t have to choose! Bufftech’s new Breezewood style vinyl fence is designed to capture the richness and beauty of natural cedar without the need for ongoing maintenance and upkeep. The semi-private design with horizontal pickets lets in natural light and provides an open feel while maintaining privacy.

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Wood fence or vinyl? Maybe you don’t have to choose! Bufftech’s new Breezewood style vinyl fence is designed to capture the richness and beauty of natural cedar without the need for ongoing maintenance and upkeep. The semi-private design with horizontal pickets lets in natural light and provides an open feel while maintaining privacy.

How to Fasten Rails to Posts

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Bufftech is our go-to choice for durable, high-quality vinyl fence. Bufftech vinyl fence systems make professional fence assembly easy with their precision-routed rails for safe and secure attachment. Read on to learn how to fasten rails to posts.

Bufftech vinyl fence offers 4 ways to fasten rails to posts. The fence style will dictate which method is used: (more…)

Norwell Kids Get New Play Space, Built in Record Time 

Last fall, AVO employee Art Caron was on a special mission: build a fence so kids could safely be allowed to play outdoors at the Norwell Homeless Shelter. AVO had happily offered  to donate 170 ft of fencing panels when they heard about the community project. Led by Nancy O’Neil of Horizons for Homeless Children Play Space Program, Art and a group of volunteers installed the new fence in half a day!

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Last fall, AVO employee Art Caron was on a special mission: build a fence so kids could safely be allowed to play outdoors at the Norwell Homeless Shelter. AVO had happily offered  to donate 170 ft of fencing panels when they heard about the community project. Led by Nancy O’Neil of Horizons for Homeless Children Play Space Program, Art and a group of volunteers installed the new fence in half a day!

Green Industry Stories: A. Ricci General Contractors

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This is the second installment of “Green Industry Stories”, a monthly series featuring the work and stories of green industry insiders. Learn more about your potential backyard collaborators while getting tips and advice to grow your own business.

From Excavation to Fence Installation

Tony Ricci’s been in the business for 35 years. He started out in excavation, but when the recession hit, jobs were harder to come by. He turned to fence installation, and found that he preferred building up over digging down. Fence installation was cleaner, neater work, offering new challenges and an unexpected silver lining to the recession. He hasn’t looked back since. Located in Holbrook, MA, Tony and his team at A. Ricci General Contractors work on fence installation and landscaping throughout the 128 corridor, South Shore, and Cape Cod.

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Smart, Stylish and Sustainable: The Top 7 Landscape Design Trends for 2017 | news.sys-con.com

Get the scoop on the top Landscape Design Trends for 2017! From tech-savvy exterior kitchens to green roofs and mixed-material hardscapes, homeowners are seeking “smart” landscaping choices that reflect cultural design and lifestyle trends towards sustainability and mindfulness. Sounds like our January Green Industry Insider Moodscapes is on the right track!

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Get the scoop on the top Landscape Design Trends for 2017! From tech-savvy exterior kitchens to green roofs and mixed-material hardscapes, homeowners are seeking “smart” landscaping choices that reflect cultural design and lifestyle trends towards sustainability and mindfulness. Sounds like our January Green Industry Insider Moodscapes is on the right track!

Find a Wood Stain That Lasts

Find out how the top brands stack up when it comes to staining a wood fence. Consumer Reports test solid, semi-transparent and clear stains.

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Find out how the top brands stack up when it comes to staining a wood fence. Consumer Reports test solid, semi-transparent and clear stains.

What Should I Use to Finish My Wood Fence?

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Finishing a Wood Fence

Wood fence is a popular choice for a classic look that blends seamlessly into outdoor settings. While it’s impossible to completely prevent the natural weathering that occurs to wood fence over the years, you can successfully slow the process by applying the proper finish. Painting and staining both provide added protection against weather, insects, and rot, but there are important differences to know about each method. (more…)

Green Industry Stories: Moodscapes Personal Landscaping

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This month The Other Side of the Fence introduces “Green Industry Stories”, a series featuring the work and stories of green industry insiders. Learn more about your backyard collaborators while getting tips and advice to grow your own business.

 

Moodscapes personal landscapingA Personal Landscaping Business is Born

Judith Lipson-Rubin wanted to pursue work that would help others. After a sudden tragedy left her the single-parent of a 3 year-old child, she left her VP corporate sales position motivated only by this single desire. Combining her interest in mental health and the skills she’d honed landscaping in her own backyard, Judith returned to school to study Landscape Architecture and healing gardens. In 1997 she launched “Moodscapes”, a personal landscaping company based in Arlington, MA.

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Touring Maine’s Newest — and Largest — Parcel of Federal Land

An interesting dive into this newly protected area of Maine’s northern woods. AVO’s cedar supplier Katahdin Fence is located just east of the new Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument.

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An interesting dive into this newly protected area of Maine’s northern woods. AVO’s cedar supplier Katahdin Fence is located just east of the new Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument.

AVO Fence & Supply is Growing! Meet Mark Barnard

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Meet AVO Fence & Supply’s Newest Sales Rep

AVO_Mark_BarnardThis month AVO Fence & Supply welcomed Mark Barnard to our team. Mark will serve as a Sales Representative, focusing on new business development. Mark’s focus on new business development will help us seek out new opportunities to better invest in serving our contractors with high-quality materials, resources, and customer leads. Mark comes to AVO with a breadth of business knowledge and a love of real and practical proven sales methods. (more…)

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