Replacing the Fence with Vinyl

While I'm all about rustic wood, when it comes to my fence 
I need to explain...

Before photo of old fence

There is rustic and then there's yuk

And this yuk is falling down, broken and covered with ivy. 

Ivy covered wooden sign

It all began when my neighbor put up a 6' white vinyl fence around his yard. 

We share one fence side so now we had 2 old ugly fence sides and one big bright beautiful fence side. 

You can bet that wasn't ok with me... so I grabbed the fence guy while he was still working next door and signed up. 

I bet that's how they get business... just make one side of the neighbor's yard nice and suddenly you are signing up the whole block.

A few days later, down came our ugly old fence.

Removed fence exposing post and beam fence

And away it went... 

Man carrying old fence away

In no time the new vinyl fence was up. 

We went with grey and white in the back and white on both sides so we would match our neighbors fence. 

And as one thing always leads to another we now need to add a top dressing of pea gravel to fix up the fire pit area. 

The pea gravel is coming today so I'll be letting you know how that goes soon...

If you are interested in our adventures in building this fire pit you can go {HERE}

chairs around a fire pit

The houses in this neighborhood are still way too close together for me but the 6' fence gives us a lot more privacy.

Perennial garden in full bloom

Everything! looks so much nicer and cleaner with the white backdrop... even my photos look better

Purple flowers in the garden

Garden with screen door in background

We have a lot of landscaping to do now that the new fence is in but we are off to a great start and look forward to a lot of work and a beautiful summer in the yard!

Grey garden shed

If you've been thinking of replacing your old fence for a vinyl fence you can see it makes a big difference! 

Vinyl fence and garden shed

(and let your neighbor go first, then one side is done for you!)

Pinterest pin for vinyl fence
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .