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Weekend of May 7th: Picket Fence

There are few things as warm and welcoming as a white picket fence. A properly built and installed fence can beautify a home's landscape, define property lines and add a modicum of security. Building a fence from scratch, even a short fence, takes quite a bit of time and requires an arsenal of woodworking tools. Fortunately prefabricated fencing sections make it much easier for the average homeowner to install their own fence.

The hardest part of any fence installation is digging the postholes. The level of difficulty, not surprisingly, depends on the fence length and hardness of the soil. See How to Install a Picket Fence for full instructions.
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