​When Is The Best Time Of Year To Install A New Fence?

​When Is The Best Time Of Year To Install A New Fence?

Posted by Lee Benson on 27th Oct 2023

With summer right around the corner, you and your family are probably daydreaming of hosting some good, old-fashioned Aussie backyard barbecues. But is your back garden looking a little worse for wear after the rough winter and spring rains we’ve been experiencing this year? If so, then you’ll likely be thinking about doing a little garden maintenance or refreshing. And we’re not just talking about weeding or pruning your rose bushes here either.

If you’re thinking of installing a new fence before the summer hosting season begins, you’ll be happy to hear that now could be the perfect time to do so. But just how big of an issue will spring rainfall be when installing your new fence? And what’s the best time of year to install different types of fences? Our team here at Outback Fencing will be answering all of these questions in today’s blog post, so stick with us as we outline the best times of year to install all of our most popular fencing styles.

When is the best time of year to install your new fence?

Generally speaking, between spring and summer is actually the best time of year to install a new fence in Australia. This is following the rainfall of early spring but right before the full heat of summer, so between October and November.

There are a few reasons for this, both environmental and logistical. Naturally, it can be trickier to dig holes for fence posts when your soil is wet or frosted. Digging precise holes is a lot easier in drier conditions, which is why many homeowners wait till the cooler weather subsides before they think about installing a new fence.

As for logistical reasons for installing a new fence during warmer weather, you’ll naturally want your new fence to be ready before the hosting season. If you’ve embraced the Hamptons Coastal interior design style for your home and garden, then having your new PVC fencing installed before your summer backyard activities begin can help ensure your home is ready for months of holiday party snaps.

Top tips for installing a new fence during summer weather

If you are looking to install your new fence during this spring and summer period, then be sure to keep these top tips in mind when planning your installation:

  • Stay proactive – try to outline your fence buying budget and secure your fencing supplies as early as possible to ensure that your fencing supplier has all the stock that you need.
  • Plan out your installation – although you may feel like you have all the time in the world during the summer holiday period, there’s still every chance that rainfall could occur and disturb your fence installation process, so be sure to make an installation schedule (and to stick to it!).
  • Make sure fence posts are installed securely – although summer’s drier soil is easier to dig through, it can also be trickier to make sure that your fence posts are thoroughly installed (i.e. without any wobbling or loose soil). With that, be sure to pay close attention when installing your fence posts to ensure that your fence doesn’t experience any wobbling following installation.
  • Work during the evening – even if you do have days to spare during the summer holidays, you don’t want to work with the afternoon sun beating down on the back of your neck. If it’s particularly hot, then be sure to either assemble your fencing supplies in a shady area or even work during the early morning or later evening hours rather than during the height of the day.
  • Assess your pool fencing as well – summer also happens to be the perfect time to refresh or update your pool fencing if it needs a little attention, so don’t forget to look over the state of these fences and gates too!

Is it worth installing a new fence during winter?

As we’ve mentioned, our fencing supplies here at Outback Fencing are designed to be easy to install regardless of the weather conditions. So you can install your new fence during the winter season if you’d prefer to.

In fact, there are actually a few benefits to installing fencing during winter weather – even with the rainfall. For starters, your fence installation won’t interfere with any outdoor events or activities that you’ll be likely to schedule during warmer weather. This means that you can take your time finalising your fencing installation without feeling the need to rush because of your hosting calendar.

And although it’s undoubtedly difficult to dig holes for your fence posts when the ground is wet, a little rain can actually help your newly installed fence posts settle into the earth, as the rainfall can help compact your freshly tilled or disturbed soil. Similarly, landscaping in winter may also provide lower risks of damaging plants or trees in your garden, especially if your garden is home to deciduous trees.

If you’re also seeking assistance from fencing installation specialists, scheduling your installation to take place during the winter off season, will also allow you to have your fence installed sooner rather than later. This can be ideal for families with pets or households who’d prefer to have a property barrier installed as promptly as possible to alleviate safety or security concerns.

Top tips for installing your new fence during colder weather

If you are looking to install your fence in the winter season rather than this coming summer, then be sure to keep these top tips in mind:

  • Protect your plants – consider trimming back trees or shrubbery surrounding your property perimeter prior to installing your new fence.
  • Save money with an independent installation – if you’re planning to install your fence during the winter off season, then you may be able to save a little money by handling the installation yourself rather than enlisting the assistance of fence installation specialists. As our fencing supplies here at Outback Fencing are also designed to be easy to install, any of our fence styles will be perfect for
  • Work with a partner – if you are looking to install your fence during winter, working with a second set of hands can help ensure that your fencing supplies don’t get too muddy, or even that you don’t make any mistakes with your limited visibility.
  • Plan ahead by checking weather forecasts – the last thing you want is to try digging holes for your fence posts during frosty periods, so be sure to check weather conditions to determine the best time of the week to commence with your installation.

Should you install a new fence before selling your home?

For some households, getting your fencing and gates picture-perfect is less of an issue when it comes to hosting events and more a question of adding value to your home. And whilst it’s true choosing a suitable fence can increase the resale value of your property, it may actually be better to install a new fence months or even years before you plan to sell. That way, you can actually enjoy your investment and thus, attain more value from your fence purchase in the long run.

But will your brand new fences look a little worse for wear when it does come time to sell? Well, that really depends on the fencing supplies that you end up using for your home. For instance, our Colorbond fencing is guaranteed to have a long lifespan, and is capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions. Considering that these fences are designed to look stunning regardless of what the weather may hold in store, then why shouldn’t you and your family get to enjoy these fences before you sell your home?

Why secure your new fencing from Outback Fencing?

All of the fencing supplies we have on offer here at Outback Fencing are designed to be easy to install all year round. This allows Aussie homeowners to take total control over their landscaping and garden design projects – regardless of the season.

If you’re looking to install a fence this summer, then securing your fencing supplies from Outback Fencing will ensure that you won’t have to wait for very long at all. And if you’re looking to refresh your property’s fencing during the cooler winter months, our fencing supplies will be a great investment here too.

All in all, knowing when to install your new fencing isn’t even a question when you secure your fencing with Outback Fencing. So long as you take the right preparational measures and keep the tips we’ve outlined above in mind, you should be able to install your new fence with ease, no matter the season.

Want to know more about any of our fencing supplies or installation methods? Then contact our team at Outback Fencing to speak with one of our fencing specialists today.

About the author


Lee Benson

With over a decade of experience in all things Australian-made fencing solutions, Lee Benson is one of Adelaide's most trusted names in fencing. Lee takes great pride in making sure that Outback Fencing's range of fencing supplies is designed to provide Australian homeowners and business owners with all the security and design essentials that they need to get the very most out of their property fencing.

With a passion for problem solving, Lee takes great pride in designing stunning garden spaces that stand up to Australia's harshest weather extremes. Lee draws from all his expert insights to consistently provide his customers with the most suitable fencing solutions for their home and property.