Vinyl Fence Protection Against Weed Eaters and Lawn Mowers

There are many benefits of a vinyl fence. They’re extremely affordable, easy to install and easy to maintain. The main concern many people have with vinyl fences is how to protect them against lawnmowers and weed eaters. It’s important to maintain a good-looking lawn, but you don’t want to destroy your vinyl fence investment either.

If you’re thinking, “I need protection for my vinyl fence,” read on. We provide several helpful tips on vinyl fence protection.

Using a weed eater near a vinyl fence

Weed eaters are essential tools when it comes to lawn care; however, they can do major damage to a vinyl fence if you aren’t careful. The string in your weed trimmer could easily tear unsightly marks into the bottom of your vinyl fence. Over time, these damages will only get worse and may require you to replace entire sections, which is why we recommend not using string trimmers anywhere near your vinyl fence.

While getting rid of those weeds with a pair of shears might require a little extra effort, it’ll prevent the potential vinyl fence damage. You could also use a vinegar solution to kill the grass underneath your fence. Be careful when using this solution, as you don’t want to accidentally kill the grass in your or your neighbors’ lawns.

Install a border

One of the most effective and creative ways to give your vinyl fence some protection is by installing a border. There are many options when it comes to vinyl fence borders. You could create a small garden installation along your entire fence. Start by installing a cobblestone border a foot or two from the fence. Plant a few of your favorite flowers and shrubs between the cobblestone border and your fence. Add some mulch to help ensure your plants grow and thrive in their new environment.

You can get extremely creative when designing a border. Consider several different border materials and plants before making a decision. If you’ve never done this kind of project, consider getting in touch with a reputable landscape designer.

Replace your fence when necessary

No matter how hard you try to provide your vinyl fence with good protection, it can become damaged beyond repair. This is especially true if your fence recently experienced weather damage. Don’t put off replacing your vinyl fence. Damages will only get worse over time and could result in fading, weathering and termites.

Common signs you need a new vinyl fence include leaning, warping and broken pieces. If you notice any of these problems, be sure to contact a local fencing professional right away.

Let us help

As you can see, there are options when it comes to protection for your vinyl fence. If you’re having trouble deciding on the best protection option for your vinyl fence, get in touch with the experts at Vinyl Professionals, Inc. We can offer all the advice you need and come take care of any repairs in no time. Call today to learn more or schedule a consultation!

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