Log fence can provide security and privacy for a garden or patio. Whether you need to keep pests out of the garden or outside of children and pets inside, log fence makes an effective barrier. Fencing a garden or patio can be a daunting prospect and many people choose to employ fencing contractors, especially for unusual shaped gardens or large plots. Erect a log fence panel yourself with fences and basic tools in a hardware store or merchant supply building.
Measure around the edge of the garden with a rope of known length or a laser measurement. Record the measurements on a piece of paper so that you can refer to them when buying construction materials. Buy from a dealer in building materials or hardware. Many sale kits that include everything you need to put the log fence. Ask at the store to check your calculations and be sure to buy the right amount of fencing materials, including poles, panels, boards, 2×4 parts and nails.
Hammer of wood or metal pegs on the ground around the edge of the garden patio to make the line of the log fence. Use this as a guide while erecting the fence. Holes of the push of the fence posts with a post hole seeker or regular garden shovel. Dig first holes in each corner of the plot and then along the fence run at the required intervals. If you are putting fencing panel, the interval is dictated by the size of the fence panel. For about onboard fencing, dig holes for the poles every 6 to 8 feet. Dig holes for the posts at the correct depth. For a standard fence 6 feet high, dig a hole 2 feet deep to accommodate a post that is 7.5 to 8 feet long.
Press each log fence post into the hole and, if necessary, drive it with a mallet. Secure the fence post by pouring ready mix concrete into the hole around the post, almost to ground level. This will strengthen the structure of the fence. Repeat this step for all positions. Wait for the concrete to set before placing the fence boards or panels. Fix the fence plates or fence panels between the posts. For the closing plates, you must first attach two horizontal lengths of 2×4 between each fence post; Nail the lower 2×4 rail to the posts approximately 1 foot from the bottom and the top rail 2×4 approximately 1 foot from the top. Nail the boards to the lane with a hammer gun or nail. That the plates have “feathered” edges, each joint is superimposed by approximately half an inch.