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Fences don’t require a lot of equipment or specialized tools to install, making them an attractive DIY project for some homeowners. Whether you plan to install a fence yourself or hire an AVO-approved contractor, these fence installation tips can help ensure that you have a fence that will grace your property for many years to come.

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Landscaping Ideas To Increase Your Property Value Today

Landscaping improvements are proven to increase property value, and for that reason, we think this article from ElectroSaw is worth sharing. It offers practical landscaping advice and details how several studies have illustrated just how hardscapes and quality landscaping elements contribute to a home’s market value. (more…)

21 Questions to Ask a Fence Contractor

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Finding a good fence contractor is easy with AVO! We have a list of pre-approved contractors that we’ve partnered with for many years. Give us a call today at 781-436-0220! This list of questions will come in handy if you’re going out on your own or working with someone for the first time. 

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Finding a qualified fence company can be difficult. Determining the type of fence that is best for your property, and choosing from the variety materials and styles that are available, is even tougher. Therefore, it is vital for homeowners to know how to go about finding a fence company they can trust and one that can get the job done according to their needs and budget. Before selecting a fence company, you’ll first need to have an idea about which material will be used to build your fence. Some companies specialize in certain product lines, so it’s often helpful to direct your search according to your primary preference. Wood, vinyl, and aluminum have become the most popular materials used in the fencing industry because of their low prices and ease of installation. In addition, you’ll also want to consider the style (picket, privacy, semi-privacy), the height (3ft, 4ft, 5ft, 6ft, or higher), and other accessories like gates and post caps. It’s always a good idea to look into and get

Can a Pergola Work in a Small Room?

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You don’t need a country estate to enjoy a beautiful pergola! A pergola can suit small spaces perfectly while increasing your growing area. This article shares a few ideas about how to incorporate a pergola when space is at a premium.

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Even if your space is limited, there are ways to add an open roof to create the feeling of an outdoor room.

A Tranquil Front Yard Retreat for an Urban Garden

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We’re always thinking about backyards, but for those with less space, transforming a front yard into a tranquil and private retreat can be a great option!

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A Craftsman home in California gains a terraced garden, a formal entry, a water feature and a front patio for lounging.

Eco-Friendly Fencing: Which Option Is Best for the Earth?

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Is eco-friendly material a priority for your fence project? Read about the pros and cons of different materials.  

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Need a new fence? Wood and metal used to be the only available options, but today there are a variety of eco-friendly selections from which to choose.

Fence FAQs: You Ask, We Answer

We frequently get similar questions from customers shopping for and selecting fence. While we never get tired of sharing helpful answers, we think it’s useful to post some of our answers here so that they are easily accessible. Who knows, you may even get the answer to a question that you didn’t know you had! (more…)

How to Make Your Garden Picturesque and Functional

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Function plus beauty equals a backyard living space that you will actually enjoy spending time in and welcoming guests to experience too. 

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In recent years, gardens have become a part of the backyard living space and we explore ways that you can make your garden serve multiple purposes beyond being picturesque.

20+ CAD Drawings to Help You with Your Landscaping Needs

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CADdetails is a great resource for landscape architects, pool, and fence installers! Check out these 20+ CAD drawings to help with your landscaping needs!

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In this article we’ve gathered 20+ CAD drawings that will help you with your landscape design needs and perhaps provide a little inspiration for you too.

Local Gardens that Yield Educational and Healthy Results

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Check out these great community gardening projects happening on Cape Cod! It’s not too late to build your own raised beds. Stop into our Cape Cod branch to pick up some cedar lumber today!

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By Vivian Siempos Haidas We got the ‘dirt’ on two gardens that benefit the community: a children’s garden in Brewster and Pizza Barbone’

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