Love Your Garden – how about Love Your Garden Fence?! We’re very excited that FenceFins were used for the fencing on Love Your Garden recently. The show will air later this summer. No sneak previews here but look out for our next blog to see the finished fence.
There are just a few days to complete a Love Your Garden transformation. A sizeable team moves in to work the magic. This garden was just down the road from us so we were happy to provide a few volunteers to help. Our installer, Dan Boughtwood worked with colleague David on the new fence.
Installing the fencing on Love Your Garden
Dan and David’s first task was to remove the old post fixings. They had to dig out a mix of concrete and spike fittings. As often happens when you replace an old fence it left some very big holes. As John explained in his recent blog http://www.fencefins.com/replace-fence-post/ FenceFins work well where a concrete fixing has been. That means there is no need for yet more concrete and even bigger holes. Metal spikes won’t work however, as they won’t hold in freshly disturbed earth where a hole has been filled in.
Once the old post fixings were gone Dan and David could work quickly. With no bags of concrete to lug about they could install the new fence well out of the way of all the rest of the work going on in the garden.
They worked under the eagle eye of David Domoney who pitched in to work with Dan on the fence. Click the link to see his video diaries of Love Your Garden behind the scenes.
Close to the edge
One issue we faced was that bushes and trees had grown close to the fence line. So the installation of new posts risked ground disturbance and root damage. This is a fairly common problem. For the fencing on Love Your Garden it was trees in the neighbour’s garden we were keen not to damage.
Fortunately FenceFins™ take up little space below ground. That meant we did not need to cut back any roots when we put in the new posts. The picture on the left shows how close the fence was to a large, established tree.
A team effort
The plan was for Dan and David to install the fencing on Love Your Garden but in the end most of the FenceFins™ team went along. We really enjoyed the opportunity to paint, plant and generally pitch in to help where we could.
Don’t forget to watch out for the show!