Keeping Your New Family Member Safe

As the new year starts and the holiday season comes to end, many of us may have a new furry family member to take care of. Make sure they are safe outside by installing a fence.


If you just expanded your family or are planning to by adding a furry friend it is important to keep them safe. They are going to want to go outside and play and when they do you’re going to need to keep them safe. One way of doing this is by making sure your yard is fenced in. When choosing a fence to keep your puppy safe you have many options to consider especially if you are looking for your fence to have multiple purposes.

  • Split Rail: A split rail fence acts as a great decorative fence, but because of its large opens it might not be great for keeping your pets in. If your heart is set on split rail you can always add chicken wire to the opens to keep your pet in - ActiveYards Ranch Rail
  • Picket: Pickets fences are a great option for pet safety and for decorative purposes. It is both durable and attractive. If you have a smaller pets just make sure that the space between pickets are small enough that your pet won’t fit through - ActiveYards Decorative Solutions.
  • Privacy: Just like a picket fence a privacy fence is strong, attractive, and safe for pets. With a privacy fence you won’t have to worry about your pets, of any size, slipping through a gap. You also wont have to worry about any intruders coming into your yard - ActiveYards Privacy Solutions.

It is important to also consider the material of your fence when shopping. When considering the material of your fence make sure to look at Vinyl. It is less maintenance than a wood fence, and will last longer. ActiveYards have many split rail, picket, and privacy vinyl options that will keep your yard looking beautiful and keep your furry friend safe.

Source: "The Best Fencing OPtions for Pets." Networx. Web.

5 Ways To Make Your Backyard More Enjoyable for the Winter Months

Just because the tempurature may drop does not mean you can't spend time outside. Here are a few ways to you can still enjoy your backyard.


1. Purchase Furniture - Furniture can be a great focal point for your backyard as well as a comfortable place to spend time outdoors even in the winter. Waterproof furniture under a covered area with outdoor heaters or a fire pit outside will give you a warm and dry place to sit and enjoy time to yourself or with family and friends.

2. Invest in a Hot Tub – A hot tub can provide you with hydrotherapy during the cool winter months. This is a place where your family can rest and relax together at the end of the day.

3. Update Your Fencing – This can make a world of difference in the curb appeal of your home. Consider purchasing a vinyl or aluminum fence. They will last longer and be less maintenance than a wood fence - ActiveYards.

4. Add Accents – Install focal points like pathways, birdfeeders, fountains, etc. This will provide your yard with color and character through the dark wintery months. 

5. Install Outdoor Lighting – The winter can be a darker time, but that doesn’t mean your yard has to be. By installing outdoor lights, your yard will stay brighter longer, giving you more of an opportunity to spend time outside. ActiveYards even has solar light post tops to light up your fence after the sun goes down. - Solar Post Tops.

Your backyard is an important part of your home, and just because it gets cold out doesn't mean you should stop using it. We hope this helpful tips give you a couple of ideas on how to make your yard more enjoyable this winter.

Source: "5 Ways to Convert Your Backyard for Winter Enjoyment." Aloha Pools and Spas. Web.

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