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underground fence

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by toddman35, Sep 16, 2000.

  1. toddman35

    toddman35 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    i was thinking about aereating my lawn today, and when i woke up this morning i remembered that we have an underground fence, its about 2 inches down and was wondering if i should just go over it, or go around it, but if i do go around it will it leave a less green stipe next year? thanks
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    An underground fence should be deeper than that. I do a lot of lawns that have them and I set the aerator for 2" and haven't hit one yet. The only place they should be less than 3 or 4" is where they cross the driveways, they have to bring them up and they put the wire in a slit in the black top or concrete. I stay about 16" away from that area. Call the company that installed it and ask how deep they put the fence, or did you put it in?
  3. toddman35

    toddman35 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    i put it in with a walk behind edger, im not sure how deep it was set though, it was a few years ago.
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Play it safe, just stay away from the area where the wire is buried.

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 519

    ok i have heard it before but ,,,,
    teach me ...under fenceing?
  6. Grasscape Inc

    Grasscape Inc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 235

    Think "My pet"

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 519

    if ya'll have to do that to keep your pets in,you have some smart pets..
  8. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    They're not as smart after they go near this underground fence!! They're talking about a wire buried around the perimeter of the yard that sends a current to the little doggies neck when he tries to go outside of it. Its so you don't need to put up a fence around it. Its a good way of training them to stay in the yard If you don't have time I guess. The learn eventually not to go near the border.

  9. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    Stay away from the fence, last year I had to replace electrical wire across the front of a yard to the ends of both drivways that wasn't more than 3" down.Was not a happy day.
  10. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    You use an electric current to train your dogs?
    You electrecute your dog so you don't have to have an enclosed area for it?
    Isn't that illegal? Very ugly.


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