Taking a little time to plan can avoid headaches and save money.

Be sure to:

  • Measure carefully. Remember that you are responsible for your property line and set back requirements set forth by the prevailing authority.
  • Draw the plan on graph paper
  • Consult neighbors, check homeowners associations for restrictions, check local building codes and zoning requirements, and check with utility companies about lines
  • Select a fence style that is complementary to and practical for the landscape
  • Order the materials