Protecting Your Garden with Fences

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  1. Charles says:

    Hey, I just finished my gardens and made a topless cage out of poultry wire and attached it to 1×2’s like in mel’s book. For the top I put fishing line across the top to keep birds out…it’s quick and easy and you can’t even see it. so far no problems with the birds and we have a lot!

  2. Kerri says:

    I gave up gardening for 2 years until our Border Collie passed the pup stage. Mind you I was working huge hours so couldn’t really deal with protecting what the pup had more time for than me. I’d build fences of chicken wire and she’d look at me and jump over them or burrow under. All I did was fence myself out so I wasn’t on top of weeds, etc. She even spent several days dismantling a small ornamental shrub and digging up it’s roots. As soon as the tomatoes formed, she’d eat the whole plant. LOL I’m back in the garden now. Lots of seedlings and odiferous fertilisers and only a tiny number have been danced on. I have used a bit of ‘Scat’ repellent on the lawn and garden edge where she was wearing a track through the corn. (I didn’t feel like putting it on my soil and vegies)So far, so good.

  3. Deann says:

    We use “cattle panel” to go around our garden. It’s tough and sturdy and easy to install (those green posts that pound into the ground + zip ties). Our golden retriever doesn’t dig in the garden boxes but he sure does like to dance in them when we’re not looking! The cattle panels are much nicer looking than chicken wire, etc. and very easy to put up (we even bent one to go around the corner, and shortened one to use as a gate panel). It doesn’t protect from birds, but we haven’t had any problems with birds (there used to be a panel running down the raspberry bushes, that gave them a seat to eat at so we removed it!). The gaps are big so the chickens can run in and out but it protects the garden from the big dog and the kids errant soccer balls.

  4. Emily says:

    We built a chicken moat around our garden. Our soon-to-be-hatched chickens will range around the outside of the garden, cutting back on insect pests. The chickens are protected from predators and my garden is also protected from the random cat, dog, or wild horse incursion. (Had all of those last season. You can see our chicken moat at these links: