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This is an example of a transitional front yard landscaping in San Francisco. —  Houzz
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    I'd like to know the stain too please.
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    Were the notches in the posts custom cut? We love it and we're looking to do a similar design. Beautiful!

Becky wrote:Jun 17, 2014
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        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        Laura Gaskill added this to Great Home Project: Commission a New Fence or GateJan 11, 2017

        DIY? Designing and installing a new fence or gate is not typically a DIY project, though homeowners with some building experience can certainly tackle it. Just be aware that if you are handling the project on your own, it is your responsibility to obtain necessary permits, find out where your property line is and check with the local utility companies before digging to be sure no underground lines are in the way.

        Laura Gaskill added this to 10 Ways to Use Ornamental Grasses in the LandscapeSep 30, 2015

        4. Use as a low-maintenance border. Long driveway or sidewalk borders can be taxing to maintain. Use a single variety of ornamental grass to fill the length of the bed instead of mixed perennials and annuals for an easy-care (and handsome-looking) solution. Grass: Mexican feather grass (Nassella tenuissima)Need to know: Mexican feather grass is extremely drought-tolerant and hardy in zones 6 to 10, but is identified as a highly invasive species in California and Oregon. Mexican feather grass reseeds, so it may need to be pulled out in places you don’t want it to spread. If you live in California, the University of California Master Gardener Program recommends as alternatives California native blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’), California native prairie dropseed (Sporobolus airoides), Mexican deer grass (Muhlenbergia dubia) or pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris, especially ‘White Cloud’).

        Matthew Ankeny added this to How to Install a Wood FenceMay 20, 2014

        Cost: Fence Consultants advises to anticipate a cost of $20 to $60 per linear foot, depending on the wood type and the intricacy of the fence. With some contractors this will include one gate. But, as with many projects, regional pricing will vary, as wood types and availability change.If you’re tackling the project on your own, the cost will largely be decided by the wood you choose. The additional materials for a basic fence, like concrete and fasteners, are relatively minimal.Typical project length: Building the fence usually takes three days (one to set the posts, one for the concrete to settle and one to add the rails), but if you are going with a contractor, anticipate potential project wait times, especially during the busy season for fencing (spring and summer).Shown: A 4-foot horizontal fence with rails embedded into the posts

        What Houzzers are commenting on:

        fairway2018 added this to Ford ResidenceAug 11, 2019

        Something like this for the exterior may be more in line with our aesthetic vs. white picket.

        Susan Harmon added this to Dry CreekAug 4, 2019

        Like grasses and wood fence - a "ranch-like" look.

        tracysoukup added this to Front yardJul 29, 2019

        like the grasses that line the fence

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