What items are required for digging fence post holes?

  • Spade
  • Post Digger
  • String line
  • Spirit Level 
  • Concrete mix

three muddied spades in a garden

How to dig a hole for a fence post:

Digging the hole – You can find at all big house and garden suppliers a tool named a post hole digger. They cost around £30-40 and are the best tool for the job. Designed specifically, these will take the least time and the least effort however a few things will need to be considered before digging.

The first consideration is, will their be any pipelines or cables under the soil which will cause further damage if struck? Make sure you know the ground layer and stay we

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