It’s about that time. A whole month has flown by since the last time the Taylor Fencing team got together and thought about the news that you need to know. It’s no easy feat, we have no problem telling you that. And that’s not because there is a lack of options. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. We’re fortunate enough to be in this industry during a timeframe when everything is happening and everything is changing. Rapidly. Our competitors and our partners are learning how to fail fast. Learning how to fail in any manner may not seem like the best business decision but we would argue quite the opposite. When we learn how to fail, we learn from our mistakes. We don’t play it safe and we don’t cut corners to save our bottom lines. Our bottom line is much further down the totem pole than the happiness of our customers. We hope that comes across in strategies like launching our Taylor Fencing blog. Secretly – and don’t tell on us – we do find personal contentment in it; it’s the perfect way to geek out on topics that we’re quite sure wouldn’t resonate as well as we’d like with our family and loved ones. But they resonate with our fellow teammates and we hope that they resonate with you. This blog is the best way to stay on your couch and learn all about our premium products AND the industry at large. We talk about landscaping, we talk about your home – its construction and its renovations, and many other topics. Once a month, all of these come together in the form of one of our monthly round-ups. Check out the articles below and let us know if there are additional areas of information that you wish that we’d explore.
Building With Timber Instead of Steel
Materials are incredibly important to us. They have to be. A fence holds no value if its not durable and you need to replace it every few years. It also holds no value if we don’t think through its care and maintenance. Certain materials can’t withstand heat as well as others. Conversely, some break under pressure when it comes to the cold or to the rain. Any material used in any of our products goes through a strict screening process and rigorous testing. But the industry is getting clever… and its getting creative. It’s sitting up and taking notice about the materials that work and those that don’t. Timber, specifically, is having a bit of a hey day. And now, it’s saving tonnes of carbon. Feeling like you’re looking to make some sustainable updates to your home? It may be easier than you think. You can build your dream fence and do something good for the environment. According to this article, “Experts have predicted that by 2050, there could be more than 9.5 billion people on Earth, and that 70% of that population will live in urban environments.” Check out this link for more information.
Give the Gift of a Living Plant
Our fences both protect and showcase your landscaping. Don’t worry, we won’t tell about the rare plants and flowers that hide directly behind our most opaque fence solutions like COLORBOND. On the other hand, we’re your biggest advocates in sourcing fencing solutions that do allow passersby to see the hard work that your green thumb has been completing. More on these options later. This article’s focus should come as no surprise – subscription services. It’s an interesting day and age. We’re challenging our younger generations (and honestly, all generations) to be active and healthy. But we’re also putting out all sorts of options to get what you want and need, right from the comfort of your couch. It used to be just food or clothing or music. Now, we introduce a subscription service for our gardeners. It’s called The Sill. The name obviously came about from the place where many types of plants live, but we love plants that live both inside and outside of your windows. The concept is simple – as are most of the best ideas that we see these days – you can sign up for subscription boxes of plants on a regular cadence. You can personalize them specific to your home and how often you think that you’ll be able to take care of them. You can also obviously shop a la carte and for many garden-centric items that you never knew you needed. Of note, this is not a paid call out or a partnership. We love to look for all sorts of companies like this, in case they encourage you to get out of your comfort zone or to try something new. And people in the industry tend to agree (especially in advance of Valentine’s Day). You can visit this link for more information.
Choosing the Right Fence Based on Animal Type and Safety Needs
Our final article for the day is one of a theme that tends to turn up a lot on our site. That’s because we care so deeply for those that are close to us… and frequently, those are our four-legged friends. Especially if you’re moving into a new home, it’s important to take their transition and new environments into consideration. This isn’t an article about the invisible fence or its pros and cons, instead, it should hopefully open your eyes to the range of options that you have available to you when it comes time to choose a style of fence. You shouldn’t feel limited, rather you should feel empowered to be creative and take care of your pets at the same time. And we’re not just talking about cats and dogs. According to this article, “Finding the best fence style to meet containment goals and animal safety depends on animal type, fence location and stocking density.” Learn more right here.
We know, you wish there was more, but it’s just our way of ensuring that you’ll continue to come back and visit the Taylor Fencing blog. If you have questions, we’d love to hear from you, so please reach out.