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Matching fence to incline of hill

Stapling fence to a 4x4 post.

The next section of 4 foot fence had to be adjusted to match the incline of the hill.

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How are you going to deal with weeds/grass that grow up around the bottom of the fence? I've tried everything I can think of and I still get weeds/grass in the fenceline.
Comment by Nayan Tue Jun 26 08:05:07 2018
The good thing about a garden fence is you get to eat the veggies you grow instead of the deer and rabbits. The bad is that your garden is limited to that space and keeping weeds and grass out of the fence can be a pain. I let the grass grow along my fence as I feel it makes a great barrier from squirrels and rabbits going under. I take a propane torch to the weeds to keep them from growing too tall. It has worked well for me for the last nine years.
Comment by Pam Kaufman Tue Jun 26 13:00:40 2018
You can burn them off if you want to go organic, or use roundup if you don't.
Comment by Eric Tue Jun 26 17:33:27 2018

My neighbors don't maintain parts of their yard so my garden fence is always under attack from english ivy and other vines and overgrowth. I was given a propane torch this year and it has made keeping the fenceline clear a piece of cake. Two tips: 1. Have the garden hose handy. This thing will incinerate green vines in the rain (seriously). 2. don't buy the kind that uses the small camping size propane canister. It lacks the power you need. It has also made my charcoal chimney obsolete and I can't wait to deice the front steps and walk with it next winter. I have this model:

Comment by Ed Tue Jun 26 23:48:58 2018

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