Fences in the Winter?

What does a fencing company do in the winter?

A.    Goes to Florida.
B.     Installs fences.
C.     Stocks up for the spring.
D.    Hopes it warms up so we can get back to work.

We can’t speak for all fencing companies, but here at Landis Fence Co the correct answer is B, C and D!

Yes we do install fences in the winter.  If the ground is bare but frozen, we can get around with less danger of disturbing your lawn.  With our equipment we can break through the frozen ground. If there is snow on the ground, we clear the space for your new fence, break through the frozen ground, and begin installing it.

Something for you to think about:  most people aren’t thinking about having a fence installed in the winter,  so our schedule is more open.  If you are thinking about a fence installation, we can probably get to your project sooner now than in the middle of spring.

Yes, we do stock up for the spring.

We sell so much split rail fence that we haul it in by the trailer load.  In the beginning of each calendar year we haul in our split rail fence supplies so that you, your neighbor and other fence companies can pick up what you need right away.  During the winter months we are also making gates so we have a stockpile in the spring.

Yes, we do hope the cold weather doesn’t last very long.

We realize we do not control the weather (fortunately!)  so we wait for spring.  But in the mean time, we’d like you to know we welcome your calls and visits in the winter.  Maybe you aren’t ready for us to install your fence in the winter, but we can get you in sooner  if you contact us now–even if there is snow on the ground!

Bucks County Deer Fence

Aren’t they pretty, standing there looking at you across the field with those big beautiful eyes and wide ears sticking straight out?  And those majestic horns you see in the Fall!

But what about the deer eating your shrubs, your tulip bulbs and hosta plants, or when they eat off the plants in your vegetable garden or the apples in your orchard?  How pretty are they?

One solution is to install a bucks county deer fence to deter the deer from making your property into the local deer café.  There are several options depending on what you want to do.

A 4 foot high Bucks County deer fence will deter deer, but they can easily jump over this height.  Yet I’ve had customers tell me that their 4 foot fence kept out most of the deer.  If you want to take this approach, your options for Bucks County deer fence are quite broad.  You could install wood or vinyl picket fence or solid fence.  You could install ornamental aluminum fence or different kinds of wire fencing for your Bucks County deer fence.  If this is the way you want to go, please refer to our gallery of pictures.

A 6 foot high fence will keep out most deer, although I’ve been told that if they want those apples or vegetables, they can clear a 6 foot high Bucks County deer fence.  For a 6 ‘ deer fence you can choose from several types of fence.  In wood you could use stockade or flat board privacy fence.  You could also use ornamental aluminum fence as deer fence.  A less expensive option is woven wire, attached to either metal or wood posts.  This is more cost effective for longer stretches of fencing.

An 8′ high deer fence is the most likely to protect your prized plants and fruits.  8′ high wire fencing designed for deer is what we have used most often, especially when you want to fence in a long length of your property.  8’ high Bucks County deer fence wire set in the trees blends into the background.  The wire openings are narrow at the bottom and grow gradually taller as you go up the wire.  This helps to keep some smaller animals from going through the wire near the ground and the wider openings near the top uses less wire.

A Bucks County deer fence needs a gate or gates.  For wood, aluminum or vinyl we recommend a gate made of the same material as the fence.  For a wire fence, we often weld a pipe metal frame and cover it with the wire used for the fence.  We also have available black frames with rigid 2″ x 4″ openings.  (Please see our pictures in the gallery deer fencing)

For drive gates we can install in-ground cattle gates– a specially designed grate that neither cattle nor deer will walk across.  Another option for drive gates is to install a double gate that must be opened and closed each time it is used.

Yes, deer are pretty, but so are your shrubs, vegetables, fruits and flowers.  Let us know if we can help you with a deer fence in your battle with the neighborhood deer.