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Get beyond patio furniture with outdoor seating that enhances your backyard landscape. A number of creative ideas for perfect backyard perches! 

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Get beyond patio furniture with outdoor seating that enhances your backyard landscape. A number of creative ideas for perfect backyard perches! 

Wood Touches for Backyard Gardens (and Bats and Chickens) 

Naturally rot- and pet-resistant, cedar wood is a natural pick when it comes to raised beds and other backyard projects. Get inspired to grow a vertical garden, build a chicken co-op, or even a birdhouse for bats this summer! AVO Fence & Supply is one of the largest distributors of cedar lumber in New England.

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Naturally rot- and pet-resistant, cedar wood is a natural pick when it comes to raised beds and other backyard projects. Get inspired to grow a vertical garden, build a chicken co-op, or even a birdhouse for bats this summer! AVO Fence & Supply is one of the largest distributors of cedar lumber in New England.

Can I Install My Own Fence?

Building your own fence can be a satisfying home improvement project that will enhance your property for years to come. Basic fence installation requires few tools or skills, so the “Do It Yourself” (DIY) option is appealing to handy homeowners and those looking to save some cash.

While AVO can connect you with many professional fence installers in your area, we also encourage and support customers choosing to install their own fence. We offer a number of resources online and our knowledgeable staff is ready to help advise and answer any questions you may have during your home fencing project. (more…)

4 Steps to Get Your Fence Estimate

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Wishing you could snap your fingers and make that picture-perfect fence appear in your backyard? While it might not happen quite that fast, AVO offers 4 easy steps to quickly obtain a fence estimate for any job. Whether you are starting from a photo, sketch, or rotting fence, our expert staff will help you get from the shop yard to the backyard in no time. (more…)

4 Tips for Choosing the Best Fence for Your Yard

There are many factors that can help you determine what fence that would be the best for your yard. Here are 4 tips to get you started.

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There are many factors that can help you determine what fence that would be the best for your yard. Here are 4 tips to get you started.

10 Things You Must Know About Installing a Fence

Getting ready for installing that fence? Take these factors into consideration to make the installation process smoother.

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Getting ready for installing that fence? Take these factors into consideration to make the installation process smoother.

Green Industry Stories: Edward H May Fence Contractors

Edward H May Fence Contractors

This is the third 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.

Building Blocks to Success

Ed May knows fence. After 25 years of working for various contracting outfits Ed decided to go out on a limb and start his own fence contracting business. Since 2002, Edward H May Contractors has grown to 4 full-time employees and 2-4 seasonal employees. Ed continues to work as a hands-on installer, working in the field alongside his employees. Based in Middleborough, MA, Ed and his team work on fence installation and landscaping throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. (more…)

How To Choose The Right Fence

Time for a new fence? Here are factors to consider when choosing the right one based on space and needs. 

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Time for a new fence? Here are factors to consider when choosing the right one based on space and needs. 

Fueling the Farm-to-Table Movement, with Lessons From Toyota – The Boston Globe

The ‘lean’ method developed in Japan is now used across many industries, including fence manufacturing! AVO Fence & Supply favors this technique for increasing production and cutting waste.

AVO Fence & Supply's Insight

The ‘lean’ method developed in Japan is now used across many industries, including fence manufacturing! AVO Fence & Supply favors this technique for increasing production and cutting waste.

How a Solid Foundation Fosters Sustainable and Scalable Growth

The U.S. landscaping services industry is highly fragmented, with the top 50 companies generating about 15 percent of the total revenue. For small business owners looking to grow at a scalable and sustainable pace, a system of processes and support is a must.

AVO Fence & Supply's Insight

The U.S. landscaping services industry is highly fragmented, with the top 50 companies generating about 15 percent of the total revenue. For small business owners looking to grow at a scalable and sustainable pace, a system of processes and support is a must.

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