They say good fences make good neighbors! Well we now have a really good fence! So hopefully we will have “good neighbors” back there.
The new fence is all in. I fact it’s been in for over a week, I was holding off on this post because at some point they are going to stain the cement and I wanted a picture of the finished product. But they keep putting it off so I figured I had better post about it before it’s old news. You would be amazed at how quickly it went in. Of course they had to pour footings about 5 days before it went in, but two guys with a big tractor took down our old fence and installed the new one in about 1 hour!! Pretty amazing!
It’s a super nice fence/wall and we couldn’t be happier! It’s 8 feet tall which means we lost our view of the mountains but we gained a ton of privacy! We live about 1/4 mile from a fairly busy road and when you are outside in the morning or evening that road was a little loud. But not any more!! The back yard is nice and quiet all day now!
We also gained a little land! The original fence that was there was apparently about 18 inches over our property line. When they resurveyed to put up the fence they moved everything back between 18 and 24 inches. So now we have a nice 2 foot bed all along the fence line. This will be nice because we won’t have to do any digging to add some shrubs and other plants along the fence to “soften” the wall.
I’d love suggestions from all of you for plants to put in this bed. The wall is on the South side of our yard so it will not be getting a lot of sun. This time of year it gets some early morning and late afternoon sun, but most of the day it is in the shadow of the fence. What do you suggest??