Fencing Tips for Your New Year Resolution

New Year's resolutions are optimistic promises we make to ourselves, but that often are not accomplished or kept up. To avoid breaking your resolutions, it is recommended to make reasonable resolutions that you plan to keep and that, when kept, will enhance your life or the lives of people around you.


Being healthier, going to new locations, and saving money are traditional New Year's plans, but home renovation should be included as well! A fence is an important part of your house as it works to beautify your home while also keeping it safe and secure. And even a well-designed and high-quality fence requires maintenance over time.

There are several techniques to enhance a fence, most of which are dependent on the material used to construct the fence, but the end effect would be thrilling in all of them.

The Best Fence Improvements

Here are some fencing tips for this new year:

  • Wooden fences are typically durable, but they should be stained and/or treated on a regular basis to keep them waterproof. Even if you accomplished this before winter, re-staining and sealing in the new year is a good idea.
  • If you have any painted fences, this new year is a fantastic opportunity to repaint them. You can use paint to give your home a whole renovation and add some color to transform your space from dull to cheerful and bright.
  • Chain-link fences are functional and affordable, but they aren't always visually appealing. Get creative and grow some flowers. Of course, you could just plant bushes in a straight line across the fence, but why not experiment with a color theme, with larger plants near to the fence and smaller ones in front? Curve the beds instead of using straight lines to create interest.
  • Adding plants to both wood and vinyl panel fences to soften their lines may be a great fence decoration idea. If you don't like the thought of having flower beds or bushes next to your fence, your new year's home improvement project might be to create one or more flower boxes to go next to the fence.
  • Decorate your picket fences with low-maintenance vinyl. It will keep your fence in pristine condition, and you might not need to paint. You can even decorate it by weaving rambling roses, clematis, or other plants through the picket.

Contact La Habra for Your Fence Today

La Habra Fence has worked with almost every sort of residential and commercial fence material imaginable, including wood and aluminum, as well as chain link, vinyl, steel, ornamental iron, and even temporary fencing. 

If you have any questions about improving your fence or fence maintenance in the new year, call La Habra Fence at (562) 697- 4216 or visit our website now for a free quotation.

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Ron Frazelle

Ron Frazelle is the Project Manager of La Habra Fence Company, a leading chain link fence company in Southern California for over 65 years. Ron is committed to providing the best customer service, high quality products and quick project completion at the best overall value for his clients. La Habra Fence offers a wide variety of fencing options, including chain link fences, ornamental iron fences, security cages and security gates.