Installing Lattice Fences In Your Yard
Lattice fencing is a good choice for people who want privacy, or just an attractive fence that is easy to put up. There are several ways to install lattice privacy fences in your yard. And these some of them. First of all, you must determine the area where you plan to install the lattice fence. Check the local rules related to allowed fence height and setbacks. Also, talk to your neighbors to decide the ownership and responsibility regarding the fences. If you are planning to install the panels that are freestanding, you must install posts for support. If your wood lattice panels are 4’ x 8’ in size, you must space the post holes about 8’ apart. Dig the post holes. Dig about 3’ down so that the tall posts above 6’ are provided more support and stability. For improving the drainage for your lattice fence, apply 2” of crushed stone to the post holes’ bottom. Now, you must set the 4 x 4 posts in the holes. Use a plum bob by hanging it from a spirit level for ensuring that the posts are at a 90 degree angel from the level ground. Once you are done with alignment and leveling, use the quick setting cement for concreting in the posts. Allow the posts to set for at least a day before you proceed.
Now, it is time for the installation of the panels. Prop the panels up against the posts. Determine the points on the panels where you need to drill holes for screwing the lattice fencing to the posts and mark them. Once you have drilled the holes, screw the panels to the posts through them. If there is any excess of the panels above the ends, use a jigsaw to trim it.