How to plant fence posts for a fence?
If you need to create a fence and you don’t know how to proceed to avoid doing a bad job … trust our advice!
The support posts of a fence must be firmly fixed to the ground so as not to fall in case of strong wind and precipitation.
First of all, wear protective gloves and goggles to avoid getting hurt. Bring all the materials you need to the place where you need to erect the fence.
Create a hole in the ground using a hand drill. Usually the poles, both wooden and metallic, already have a point to be fixed to the ground; if not, make sure that your wooden posts are pointed.
A tip: if you have to plant many poles, it may be advantageous to use earth augers that evenly move the ground at the same depth, so that the fence posts can then be planted more easily and precisely.
If possible, choose chestnut or similar stakes, beat them with a strong and heavy club, planting them at least 30 – 40 cm deep.
Prepare for work
Take two poles and temporarily pin them to the ground at the distance you want, then pin a wire at either end. Proceed to make the holes following the thread, if you want you can add gravel in the holes.
In case you need to use posts for a metal fence, then these will already be prepared with the right holes. If you want the posts to be fixed firmly, you can fix them with concrete in the holes. To make the operation successful, wet the holes with water.
Refine the poles with a chainsaw in order to remove the pieces of wood flaked by the beating, which could cause the weakening of the pole and facilitate the rotting process with infiltration of rainwater.