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The Convenience Myth

Big box home-improvement stores are often seen by consumers as the most convenient option for low-cost fence materials and supplies. And we understand the attraction: big box stores aggressively market their deals and low prices, while boasting about the convenience of finding everything you need (and more) in one place. But behind the pre-assembled packages and off-the-shelf inventory lies something they’d prefer not to advertise: the high price consumers ultimately end up paying for their low-cost fencing — in future repairs, upkeep, and replacement. (more…)

Landscape Design Mistakes – Landscaping Network

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We’d add to these mistakes to avoid: using inferior materials or “skimping” on quality design. Stop in or call our Main, Cape Cod, or South Shore location to ensure you’re making the most of your landscape. 

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Five common mistakes in landscape design including improper use of space, failure to connect indoors and out, piece-meal design, oversized plants, and underestimating good design.

Selling Fences by the Seashore: AVO’s Cape Cod Branch

From beachside bungalows and summer compounds to year-round homes, AVO is proud to be the Cape & Islands only full-service fence supplier! Cape homeowners, landscape architects, fence installers and pool contractors have come to depend on AVO for our outstanding service, and high-quality products.

Whether you’re looking to order, pick up materials, or request a quote, you can expect personal attention from our experienced staff at our Plymouth, MA Cape Cod location.

 

 

 

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Basic Components of Wooden Fences for Privacy

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What makes a fence a fence? Learn the basic components that make up a privacy fence. A great tutorial for those looking to shop for or install their own fence.

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Wooden fence styles for privacy share 3 basic components: posts, rails, and panels. Here I introduce you to these essential components.

Arbors with Fences

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Arbors can complement any fence. Create a beautiful focal point for your home and garden — get inspired!

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An arbor and a fence make a powerful pair. Choose from this collection of complementary arbor and fence designs to find your favorite.

17 Best Garden Gates – Ideas for Beautiful Garden Gates

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How does your garden grow? Get inspired with this garden gate gallery from Country Living. AVO can customize any gate to set the tone you want for your yard!

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Set the tone for your backyard with these garden gate ideas, which are ideal for a range of outdoor spaces, from cottage-style gardens to formal lawns.

15 Spring and Backyard Cleaning Tips

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It’s spring! Here’s some tips for making sure your backyard is at its best this season. 

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How to make your home safe — inside and out

Fence Shopping Made Easy! Introducing 3 Steps to Fence

AVO 3 Steps to Fence

Many of the customers who come to us are shopping for fence for the very first time. We want to make sure their journey is as straightforward and stress-free as possible. That’s why we developed “3 Steps to Fence”, a simple guide that outlines the three steps involved in acquiring a new fence, and the choices available for each step.

Whether you are a new or returning customer, 3 Steps to Fence is a great place to start your search. For contractors, the glossary included in 3 Steps to Fence can be an invaluable resource to help your customers understand the choices available for fence style and materials.

Get an intro to the three steps below, and then get started! (more…)

Fencing the Yard | Whole Dog Journal

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Avoid the hazards of inferior dog fencing, and keep your pets safe, healthy, and happy. 

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Positive Training editor Pat Miller reports on the hazards of some dog fencing options and well as how to affordably fence in your dogs so that they are safe.

Fit to Fence: Custom Gates to Help You Achieve the Perfect Finish

Custom Gate

No matter how nice a fence looks, poor gate performance can frustrate any home or business  owner. When it comes to fence installation, the design, measurement and fit of the gate often gets sidelined until the very end, and that’s exactly when you need the experience and expertise of a fence manufacturer. Proper gate proportions will not only define the overall aesthetic, but ensure the strength and safety of your gate for years to come!

A perfectly proportioned gate is easy to achieve with AVO. As a premium fence manufacturer, our gates are custom made to measure, for quality and fit you won’t find ‘off the shelf’. We manufacture our own unique range of gates so you can be sure you’re getting gates that fit the first time, with the custom sizes you require in both height and width.

Whether you’ve got an unusual size gateway or want to match an existing design, we can work from a picture or sketch to get you exactly what you need!

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