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This Fence protects your garden from deer damage. Eight-foot-tall Fencing keeps deer out.
Enjoy a nearly invisible mesh barrier you install yourself made of polypropylene.
Exclude hungry deer with plastic netting and protect your flowers and
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).
simplest way to protect vegetables and roses is by enclosing them with a
tall fence. My UV-treated polypropylene mesh comes 7-1/2 or eight-feet
tall. 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 a 10-15-year mesh life
on the Professional or 80X weight. Call for a free sample of the mesh.
How to install Deer
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 not available (trees must be
big enough to not sway in the wind at the height of your Fencing). The optimum span for this mesh fencing is
about 15 feet. Note: fence Posts must be stiff (fiberglass and small-diameter wood posts bend too much in wind and snow).
If you do not find Posts that are tall enough locally, I have two
easy-to-install types here on this site. Your least expensive option is
probably 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, plumbing supply stores or here on this site.
Pull the fencing tight, attaching it to trees and wooden posts with
about six fence staples or roofing nails, available in most hardware stores. Cable ties
are usually used to attach the Fencing to metal Posts and can also be used
on some wood Posts (but not around living trees). Be sure to attach the
Fencing to the side of the trees and posts that faces away from (outside of) the area being enclosed.
If enclosing dogs, attach the Fencing to the inside (facing the enclosed
space) of the Posts.
Also, you must keep deer from slithering under the fence. This requires that the mesh be secured to
the ground by Ground Staples (about 42 per 100 feet of Fencing) or
Ground Stakes (use about 14 per 100'). You can make your own ground
staples from wire or coat hangers or use big rocks.
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!
I found this interesting account of an avid gardener's trials of different types of deer fencing Just
Saying No to Deer.
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