Posts sit deep in the ground and in typical installations are secured with concrete. However, post spikes provide an alternative method of installation that also requires less labor. Simply pound the spikes deeply into the ground where they secure the post bottom just as a concrete base would. After installing the post, you can proceed to install the fencing material.
Open a can of spray chalk and draw a mark on the ground at the start of the desired installation location for the fence. Walk along the length of the area and spray additional marks on the ground every 6 to 8 feet to indicate the location of each fence post.
Back fill the hole with the removed soil and pack it down firmly using a hand tamper tool. To use a hand tamper, simply drop the flat portion repeatedly on the soil to compact it.
Repeat the process to install the post spikes and posts in each additional hole location.
Walk back to the first post and hold the end of a roll of wire fencing up to it. Wrap the end around the post once and secure the loose end of the wire using a staple gun and 1/2-inch stainless steel staples. Stretch the wire across all remaining posts and secure them in the same manner with additional staples. Cut off the excess wire fencing using tin snips.