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To grow vegetables or roses,
8' fencing is your simple solution
I tried draping my tomato and pumpkin plants with bird netting to protect them from the deer. Oh, yes, it was a nuisance watering and weeding with the net in the way. (And on two occasions I had to free birds that got caught in it.) Yet, it kept the deer away fine - until the tomatoes and pumpkins ripened. Then, a buck (I presume) snagged the net off with his rack and the all-you-can-eat salad bar was open (we found the net in the woods a year later).
The simplest way to protect vegetables and roses is by enclosing them with a tall fence. My UV-treated polypropylene mesh is a full eight feet tall (donít settle for anything shorter). From a distance, the black mesh is nearly invisible (it blends into the objects and shadows in the background). Installation is easier and the up-front costs are much less than with metal fences. Simply attach the lightweight mesh to trees and posts. This fencing is also ideal for enclosing large areas of your property. Expect an 8- to 10-year mesh life. Call for a free sample of the mesh.
What to consider about installation
Enclose the entire area (deer wandering through an opening usually forget how they got in, feel trapped, and damage the fence trying to escape).
Install fence posts where sturdy trees are more than 35 feet apart. The optimum span for this mesh fencing is 20 to 25 feet, the maximum span is 35 feet (between very sturdy trees or posts). Note: fence posts must be at least 11' or 12' tall. They also must be stiff (fiberglass and small-diameter wood posts bend too much in wind and snow). You must find your fence posts locally. The least expensive option is 6" diameter cedar logs (ask at your farm elevator or farm market for sources). Treated 4" x 6" posts are readily available from lumber yards (smaller dimensions do not hold up to wind; do not plant edibles near treated posts). Steel fence posts are available from local fencing companies or plumbing supply stores.
Pull the fencing tight, attaching it to trees and wooden posts with about six fence staples or 12 roofing nails, available in most hardware stores. Cable ties can also be used (except around living trees). Be sure to attach the fence to the side of the trees and posts that faces away from (outside of) the area being enclosed.
Also, you must keep deer from slithering under the fence. This requires that the mesh be secured to a tree or fence post, or held by a Ground Staple, every 12' or so. You can make your own Ground Staples from wire or coat hangers or use my 6" long, double leg, 11-gauge steel pins.
Finally, to ensure the immediate success of a newly installed system, I recommend tying 12-inch-long white streamers at a height of 4 feet, every 12 feet. This is especially important where your fence crosses a deer path. The streamers may be removed after a month or two. They help to warn the deer of your new barrier and keep them from running into it. This is to protect your newly installed fence more than to keep the deer from getting hurt!
Fence Posts Available
Set of nine Fence Posts for 8' Deer Fencing. Consists of nine 4' Ground Posts and nine 8' Fence Posts plus nuts and bolts to connect them together. Made of 1-1/4" angle steel finished in weather-resistant black to match the polypropylene mesh. Plenty of holes are drilled along both sections for the connecting hardware, cable ties and optional nylon monofilament guide wire at the top. Maximum distance apart is 15.'
Installation can't be easier! Pound the 4' Ground Post into the ground, attach the 8' Fence Post with two nuts and bolts, then stretch your mesh and secure with cable ties (ordered separately).
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