Hello World! Welcome Friends! When you are landscaping your garden one of the decisions you have to consider is what type of fencing you might want to have installed.
The first thought is often to go for a type of fencing and finish that looks pleasing to the eye, but it definitely pays to also give plenty of thought to how your garden fence could act as a useful barrier for keeping pests out.
Here is a look at how to try and find a decent compromise between form and function, including tips on what questions you need to ask when choosing your fencing, how to keep certain pests out, plus tips for achieving a pest-proof solution that still looks good.
Know your enemy
The type of garden fence that will work best for you is going to be dependent on what type of pest you are trying to keep away from your property.
Your first task is to identify the threat that you are trying to contend with. If you are in an area that is populated by deer you will need a certain type of fencing solution that will deal effectively with a large pest like that, or if rabbits, gophers, and moles are the enemy you are dealing with, that will also require a specific design approach.
You can deal with some of these pests if they have already infiltrated your garden space, using pest control options like rodent smoke bombs, but if you want to prevent the problem occurring again you will need to think carefully about what type of fencing you install.
Height matters if you are dealing with deer
You need to keep in mind that deer are capable of jumping as high as eight feet off the ground, so a standard fence height might not prove enough to keep them out.
If you are building a fence to keep deer out you will need to try and fit fencing that is as tall as their jumping prowess. Ideally, you want to install an eight foot tall fence that is electrified. Alternatively, if you want to avoid spoiling your open view, you could install a double-fence system, which is two fences that are spaced three feet apart.
Deer are normally reluctant to go into an area where they can’t see a soft landing spot, so you might find that a lower height double-fence could still be an effective deterrent against this animal.
Burrowing animals like rabbits and moles are going to try and get under your fence rather than over it, so you need to think about that threat if you are plagued by this type of pest.
You could install a fence that is only three or four feet tall if you are not threatened by deer, but you will need to dig a trench and fit it with some wire mesh to prevent them from burrowing underneath.
There is a fencing solution available to contend with most pest problems, you just have to think about that when you are choosing your perimeter protection.
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