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Keep your fence line attractive year-round with these four-season landscaping tips. Whether your goal is to create a certain aesthetic, soften the line, or even hide a less than attractive fence, this article will help you learn which plantings will help you achieve better results. 


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Impressive fence line landscaping can result only from careful attention to both aesthetic and practical concerns. Here are some ideas to get started.

Keeping Your Fence In Shape For Winter

Winter in New England can pack a wallop, and although AVO’s high quality of materials and workmanship enable our fences to withstand harsh weather better than the competition’s, there are some precautions you can take to help your fence stand tall and steady come spring. Read on below for the best tips for preparing your wood, vinyl, or ornamental fence for the winter season. (more…)

Ergeon – Basic Wood Fence Repair Tips

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Taking care of fence repairs before winter will help ensure that you have a sturdy fence come spring! Get some basic wood fence repair tips here and come down to AVO to get your replacements boards or pickets today!


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Because wood fences are susceptible to environmental wear over time, it’s important to know some basic repairs you can do yourself to extend its lifespan. This can range from repairing basic surface damage, replacing boards, or adding extra support to a post.

North Dakota Hotel Adds Comforts of Home with Low-Maintenance, Classic Wood-Style Vinyl Privacy Fence

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Commercial businesses are increasingly looking for landscaping and fence solutions that can make the customer feel at home. At this hotel, Certagrain “wood-style” vinyl fence fit the bill. Contractors -- attract commercial accounts with AVO and high-quality Bufftech vinyl fence products!


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CertainTeed articles, image galleries, and projects. Browse North Dakota Hotel Adds Comforts of Home with Low-Maintenance, Classic Wood-Style Vinyl Privacy Fence ideas and more!

Advantages of Natural Cedar Fencing

Creating a happy, healthy home environment for your family and pets extends to choosing natural landscaping products that do not contain pesticides or other chemicals that have the potential to contaminate your property. Cedar is the natural choice for homeowners seeking organic and eco-friendly options for wood fencing and other outdoor structures. As the largest supplier of cedar fence in southeast Massachusetts, AVO can get provide the beauty of wood fence that you want, without any of the chemical-treatment. Homeowners and fence installers from Nantucket to Needham love AVO’s natural, sustainable cedar lumber and cedar fence products! (more…)

PVC Fencing Provides Uniformity, Aesthetic Appeal at New Staten Island Townhome Development

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Real estate developers get smart by providing a beautiful, uniform fence up front to complete the look of their luxury townhome complex and attract high-end buyers. Contractors -- attract commercial accounts with AVO and high-quality Bufftech vinyl fence products!


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CertainTeed articles, image galleries, and projects. Browse CertainTeed PVC Fencing Provides Uniformity, Aesthetic Appeal at New Staten Island Townhome Development ideas and more!

A New England Front Yard Designed for Relaxation and Resilience

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The work of this landscape architecture shows how urban dwellers can maximize small yard potential. In this case, the owners didn’t want the full screen of a fence, but beautiful cedar raised beds add growing space and separation/screen. Get inspired by this amazing front yard transformation in Brookline, MA!


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Bluestone paving, raised beds and ornamental plantings transform a compact yard near Boston.

Fence Styles – 10 Popular Designs Today – Bob Vila

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The best part of shopping for a fence today? You’ve got so many options! But before you become paralyzed by all of the choices available, check out these 10 popular styles!


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With so many fence styles available today, it can be hard for homeowners to choose the one that best fits their property and needs. Fences generally fall into three categories: privacy, functional, and decorative. Whether used to define property boundaries, keep pets and children safe, or keep out unwelcome visitors (two- and four-legged), a fence can dramatically enhance your home’s curb appeal. Made of myriad materials, including wood, metal, vinyl, stone, and brick—you can be sure there is a fence style that’s right for you. And, since installing a fence is one of the most common do-it-yourself projects, you’ll find...

Permits for Fence Installation: Do You Need One?

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When it comes to installing a fence, preparation is key to making the job run smoothly. From Building codes and local zoning ordinances to property lines and utilities, get tips on how to properly plan your next fence project.


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Getting a permit for fence installation is key in avoiding problems later. Also learn about zoning ordinances, utility lines, and hiring a surveyor.

AVO “Measure My Yard” Calculator Makes Getting a Quote Quick & Easy

AVO’s unique Measure My Yard Calculator takes the guesswork out of estimating how much fencing your property needs. No longer will you have to guess or go through the tedious and error prone process of measuring your property’s perimeter yourself. Within minutes, and from anywhere in the world, you can get a rough estimate of the linear feet you will need, perfect for getting an initial estimate when you submit our Request a Quote form. And don’t worry, we can refer you to one of our approved fence installers who will come out to get an exact measurement for your...

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