Mary, Mary how does your garden grow? The answer is she had a fence to keep critters out. For many gardeners, some creatures, such as deer, rabbits, raccoons, and other people’s dogs and cats, eat and trample plants or otherwise disrupt the garden. Unwanted wildlife and pets can be a constant headache—deer eating the roses, raccoons stripping the corn, or the cat next door using the flowerbed as a litter box. We can help protect your hard-earned produce and beautiful flowers with an appropriate fence to keep those pesky, albeit cute, animals out of your garden.
Even though small animals may seem cute and cuddly, they are every bit a nuisance to your precious garden plants as larger, more threatening animals. Also, because they can easily slip beneath fencing, they can be difficult to keep out of your garden plot. Putting a concrete footing in place before installing the fencing is one solution. Digging animals such as raccoons or your neighbor’s Jack Russell terrier can’t dig under a fence with a cement base.
By making sure that the fencing material extends downward to nearly touch the footing, you can minimize the gap that squirrels and rabbits might otherwise slip through. If you like to be able to watch your garden grow, a see-through chain link material is a natural choice. For a more decorative architectural look, consider one of the many wood or ornamental fencing designs available.
To keep deer away from your fresh veggies, you’ll need a tall fence. The white-tailed variety can jump higher than any of the great basketball legends! Therefore, your fence will need to about 8 feet tall. Due to the height, your fence should incorporate lightweight coverage material such as chain link or wire netting. These types of fences also allow the wind to pass right through and doesn’t block the much-needed sunlight.
Additionally, you should keep your compost area fenced, secure your garbage cans, secure your pet’s food, or put it indoors, and try to keep fallen fruit picked up to lessen the temptation for these critters.
Garden Fencing for a Beautiful Landscape
Although garden fencing is a requirement for protecting the fruits of your labor, that certainly doesn’t mean the fencing has to be plain or unsightly. First, you can choose from several materials like vinyl, wood, chain link, PVC, or ornamental aluminum to keep your garden safe and be aesthetically pleasing.
You also have color options for coordinating your fencing with your landscape plus tons of profile choices. Choose from rustic looks like split rail and boundary fencing or more polished profiles like scalloped or lattice-top fencing.
Explore Your Garden Fencing Options
If Peter Rabbit is snacking on your produce or Bambi is devouring your flowers, you can count on our fencing professionals to help. Central Fence can help you choose the fence with the form and function to match your landscape and needs. With locations in Swainsboro, Vidalia, Statesboro, and Sandersville, we offer free estimates and design advice. Contact us today to learn more!