Winter can be brutal and damaging to outdoor living spaces, and this winter has been no exception. Between the wind, rain, snow, ice and even flooding in some cases, this year’s winter conditions have caused some inevitably messy properties.

With spring just around the corner, it’s important to start preparing your outdoor living spaces for the warmer seasons. If your fence was able to withstand the harsh winter conditions, it’s time to prepare it for spring and summer.

The first thing you should do is inspect your fence for any signs of damage. Look for chipping, peeling, damaged boards or posts, damaged latches or any other issues, and take care of these right away.

Next, give your fence a good cleaning to get rid of dirt and debris that has accumulated over the winter.

Lastly, prune back any tree limbs or vegetation that has grown near your fence. Tree limbs can break off and damage your fence, and vegetation can grow around your fence and weaken its structure. Keep an eye out for tree limbs and vegetation throughout the year so your fence can last as long as possible.

Did your fence withstand the harsh winter conditions? If not, Murphy Fence Company is here to help you with your new fence installation. Call Murphy Fence Company at (609) 886-1635 for an in-home or in-business price estimate at no cost. Browse Murphy Fence’s selection of wood, chain link, vinyl and aluminum fence products at, or visit the showroom conveniently located at 507 Seashore Rd. in Cape May.