If rabbits or deer are beating you to your harvest, a garden fence may be your answer. Garden fences come in many varieties and sizes, some specifically designed for common garden problem creatures. If garden pests aren’t your problem, fencing can still add style and function to your garden, separating and featuring it from the rest of your yard. Whatever your intent, there’s likely a garden fence for you.
Deer fencing can be purchased in both standard and extra-strength netting. Both will last you 15-20 years and offer year-round protection. Deer netting is nearly invisible from a distance, and will effectively keep deer from eating your harvest while you’re asleep or away from home.
Using chicken wire you can create a quick and inexpensive rabbit-proof fence around your garden. You will want to dig a trench around the intended area and start the fence underground so that pesky rabbits will be stopped when trying to dig a path to your carrots. If chicken-wire is too low-tech for you, you might consider an electric garden fence.
Decorative garden fencing comes in many materials and designs, from the standard vinyl picket fence to the popular wrought-iron variety. Plastic garden fencing tends to be less expensive, but is also somewhat less durable than metal fences. Decorative garden fences are typically sold in panels which can be pieced together around the desired area. Garden fence panels are readily available at home improvement stores and online, and are quick and easy to install. If you’re looking for something more custom, many online retailers offer unique fences that are sure to suit your style and décor.
Whether you’re seeking style or function, garden fencing is a great investment for your yard. From picket to wrought-iron fencing, deer netting to wire to keep out those rabbits, the many varieties of garden fences available are sure to please.