Do you own a deck? How about a fence?

United States
July 26, 2009 10:07am CST
We just bought a new home and don't have the money to buy a deck or a fence right now. The fence will come first so we can let our dogs run around the yard, because it's a pain walking them 4-6 times a day, although necessary. Next will come the deck. These are big expenses we need to save for. How about you... DO you have a deck, a fence, neither, or both? If you don't have them, are you planning on buying them? If so, when is your goal to get them? Hopefully we'll acquire a fence within a year and a deck within 3-4 years.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
26 Jul 09
Hi Bethany, Congratulations on that new house and the fence and deck will come in time. I agree since you have dogs, the fence should come first. I have a deck but no fence, but then I don't have dogs either. Blessings.
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@greenline (14864)
• Canada
26 Jul 09
Hello Bethany. Yes, I have both. And, there is a nice backyard garden right close to the deck. That's where I enjoy the evenings, when the weather is favorable, relaxing and getting rid of the stresses of the long work day. Ofcourse, I still need to make some improvements to the deck to have more space, and to be more pleasant.
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• United States
26 Jul 09
Some deck thoughts..... after having to repair ours many times... If you go for wood use STAIN not paint. Paint takes forever to maintain. Then keep an air space under the deck but be prepared to keep fencing or something to keep out the neighborhood animal population. If you can all afford it go for the new recycled plastic decking. No splinters and no paint. Keep the grill away from the edges of the deck. No fence for us, neighborhood code :-(.
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• India
12 Aug 09
Hello my friend Bethany1202 Ji, Well, to be true, we niether have any Fence nor a Deck, and further, it is niether under pipe-line in future. We have a house and we do not intend to have hens at all. We do not keep dogs or hens to run around. At this age, we think to take care of ourselves. May God bless You and have a great time.
@snowy22315 (56007)
• United States
31 Jul 09
I've got an invisible fence around my house. It is to keep the dog in the yard. I also have a deck. The thing I am lacing that I really, really want is a garage. I really wish that I had one and I will try to get one within the next year. I need to et a regular job first though.
• United States
30 Jul 09
When we bought our big house we had to put up a fence, just because we lived next the road that we traveled on to get home and we had little ones running around then. I never had a deck, I'd rather have a fence. We put it in ourselves, it was hard work but it made the value of the house increase.