Sarasota News Leader

10/25/2013

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FENCES AND NEIGHBORS THE OPTIONS — AND HUES — ARE WIDELY VARIED AS ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNERS SEEK SOME MEASURE OF PRIVACY By Rick Wielgorecki Contributing Writer Robert Frost wrote the famous poem Mending Wall about two property owners who shared a border. It relates their mutual desire to have a physical barrier to define the line between their farms, so they could maintain a comfortable separation from each other. owner with a visual barrier and a noise dampener as well as a property marker. There are many different media that may be used besides the cumbersome stones depicted in the poem. Some of the options that present-day landscapers have at their disposal are Most people who live in suburban environ- brick, block and stucco, plastic, wood and ments also often seek to build barriers for even modular Styrofoam that can be finished the same reason. A wall provides a property to resemble masonry. Landscaping can create an informal border between lots. Photo by Rick Wielgorecki

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