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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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I'm interested in any ideas you may use or have thought about for a temporary fence. We have a fairly large yard with no fence and cannot afford financially or aesthetically to install afence. To much lawn (finance) and no good cutoff spots (aeaesthetically.) Id love to let the dogs run and don't think itd need to be too high. They'd never be left out there alone 'cause I'm paranoid.
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We didn't want anything permanent either. We have an area that took about 96 feet of ex-pens. I ordered six, I think it was, 30 inch high black ex-pen. I got some black posts at Home Depot or Lowes and put them every few panels and attached with black zip ties. It isn't huge but it gives the place for the boys to run, where they can't crawl under the fence.
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That's a good idea. Did you get a bulk rate on the ex-pens? Hehe
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We didn't want anything permanent either. We have an area that took about 96 feet of ex-pens. I ordered six, I think it was, 30 inch high black ex-pen. I got some black posts at Home Depot or Lowes and put them every few panels and attached with black zip ties. It isn't huge but it gives the place for the boys to run, where they can't crawl under the fence.
This is almost exactly what we did. We're only here for two years and there is a "fence" so we couldn't talk the landlord into adding one. There's latice work between our yard and the neighbors which worked great for the lab that used to live here - Indy didn't even blink the first time he walked through. We now have three expens zip tied to the current fence
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What a great idea! Do you have to move the fence to cut the grass or are you able to cut around it? Do they rust easily?

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We did a similar thing. Expen going from the doggy door to a small area of the yard. Was great however now he is a bit older we give Doug full rain of the yard.


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That's a good idea. Did you get a bulk rate on the ex-pens? Hehe
Yeah, right! No, no discount. I ordered them online from somewhere - searched until I found the best price and free shipping.

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What a great idea! Do you have to move the fence to cut the grass or are you able to cut around it? Do they rust easily?
Most of the fence has planting beds around it. That area where the boys are, where there is grass on both sides - we just move it in and mow one side, and then move it out again to mow the inside. At the other end, I fixed it where two ends meet up at a path to the play area and it is hooked together there with two hook thingies and we undo those and swing the ends out to get the mower in there. I put some bricks around the edge of the grass just inside the fence to make a bit of space and run a gas edger between the grass and the brick to keep it sort of neatened up. The first year that we fenced off the area, I used some green vinyl fencing about 36 inches high and kind of threaded it on rebar pushed into the ground. But Augie had to be watched as he could push under it in places if he wants......and it looked quite lovely....NOT! But I wanted to see if he would use the area enough to make a more costly investment worth it. Both the boys love the play area. Lowes and Home Depot sells black panels that are used with the posts I bought, but the way the bars are spaced on most of those would let one of these small dogs slip through. Also this area is pretty curved in some areas and the ex-pen works great. I think we are coming up on our third year with this set-up. I haven't noticed much rusting and we get a LOT of rain here. The little hooks that attach the ends of the panels together were rather wimpy.

If anyone is wanting more photos of anything regarding this set-up, let me know and I will go out and take some. I am happy with the way it looks. The boys have an area to play and I have a lot of yard work to do in this area so I can keep an eye on them as it is near my garden and my soon to be delivered greenhouse!

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I have absolutely NOTHING constructive to add... I've just always wanted to use this:





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ha ha I have nothing to add either. LOVE Linda's fence and YARD!!

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Before we put in our permanent fence, we brought the green temporary fencing from Home Depot. It comes in large rolls. I imagine it would be less expensive than the expens. Here is a picture of what it looked like. They sell it in the garden section. You can buy a device that helps put the stakes in the ground too.
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