Carl Jauernig of Wausau, Wisconsin, sent us this solution for keeping the grass from growing under a chain link fence.
It is always a chore to keep grass neatly trimmed under a chain link fence, and the fence literally eats up the line on a string trimmer. To solve this problem, notch 2”x 8” treated lumber around the fence posts so it’s centered under the chain link. This simple fix has lasted 21 years and more than paid for itself in work saved. As a bonus, the neighbor’s dog has found that it’s not compatible with his desire to dig out of confinement.