When choosing a garden fence there are a few considerations to keep in mind. First thing to consider is the terrain. Insure a good spot with as much southern exposure as possible if this is possible. Gardens are a lot of work, so maximize placement for the best effect, whether your garden is Perennial, Vegetable, or even Fruit trees. The second item to consider, maybe the most important, is the quality of soil. Go to your local Nursery or Lawn and Garden department and get a soil test kit (some places will test the soil for you, Call first). Once you determine the quality of your soil, either amend your soil with correct nutrients or bring in organic composted soil to help accent what you have. This method requires some back labor and the use of a Roto-Tiller. Another option is to build raised beds. This method allows for walk ways thru the planting areas, and also raised boxes for easier maintenance for us older folks.
The third item to consider is the height of the fence. Deer can jump 8'-10' in open areas. Unfortunately 8'-10' in your backyard is a little over bearing to the eye. Many clients build a 6' height fence. Most gardens are generally less than 80' long and 50' wide. If deer sense the 50' width, and see that fence, almost all the time they won't attempt to breach the garden area. After all, they have the rest of your landscape as a buffet! This choice must be made ... Read more