When is the best time to install fence in backyard?

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Posted by: from Brampton
4/11/2015 at 11:15:10 AM

Is Spring a good time to do fence, say March, April or May.

Thanks for allowing me to ask about fence.

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Josephine from Mreno Properties Ltd. in Toronto
Date/Time4/11/2015 at 1:14:04 PM

Hi James,

Yes that's correct.

Thank you,

Mreno Properties Ltd.

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Date/Time4/11/2015 at 1:18:23 PM

Hi there,

I would wait till May as you want to get out of the rainy season to stay dry and keep the mud down as much as possible. Although we do live in a climate and time of year where it is hard to predict what mother nature will hand us. Lol

All the best.

Joe Giannini

Tru-Pro Renos & Handyman Services

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Lisandro from L.P.Donan Construction in Waterloo
Date/Time4/11/2015 at 1:22:59 PM

Hi James,

With the exception of the Winter season, when frost has penetrated the ground and a snow covered backyard makes the project logistically and economically not feasible, a fence can be built at any time of the year. If you are going to build the fence in the spring, I would recommend that you do it in mid spring, because by this time the ground will completely thawed and less saturated with water. I would say late April or early May.

Good Luck with your project.

Lisandro Donan

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Christopher from Lakescape Landscaping in Cobourg
Date/Time4/11/2015 at 1:41:14 PM

Good afternoon

Not really, but that depends on the weather. I.e if there is frost in the ground the cost will go up for digging the posts, the other problems smaller companies don't understand is the cement and cold weather. Cement is mix with water which freezes at 0, post mix has 30 set time regardless 1 day is safe, but it cures in about 30 days and if the water freezes before it cures it becomes "green" meaning it's new and doesn't have the strength needed. In this case our company adds an antifreeze and oxigen which protects it until it has cured.

Christopher hutz

LakeScape Landscaping

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Date/Time4/11/2015 at 1:57:27 PM

Spring is a great time. This is when contractors get busy.

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Date/Time4/11/2015 at 2:57:30 PM


As soon as the ground is relatively free of frost and the moisture has settled. Spring is good because you'll want it fenced so that you can enjoy your privacy during the summer months and beyond. In most cases, the time of year isn't a major factor.



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Patrick from War Bunnys Carpentry in Beaumont
Date/Time4/11/2015 at 11:31:06 PM

I'd install a fence in the dead of winter if you wanted me to. My customers are my livelihood. That being said optimal conditions are mid May. April showers and all. Moisture is never a problem as concrete cures better during a wet cure.

Hopes this helps.

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