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Protect Your Garden: 3 Tips For Choosing The Right Fence

by Celina Simpson

You work hard on your garden all spring. From tilling the ground to planting seeds, many hours of love and labor have been poured into the ground to grow your own produce or flowers. Imagine how frustrated you'll be when you find a rabbit munching on your lettuce or a deer making a snack of your corn.

It could easily happen to you if you don't have measures in place to protect your garden. Some gardeners use repellents or try to scare the animals away, but those are short-term solutions. If you're into gardening for the long haul, a fence provides reliable, long-term protection. Which type of fence is best for keeping animals away from your crops and landscaping plants? Read on to find out.

Decide Which Animals You're Trying To Keep Out

Different areas have different animal pests. While deer are often a problem in rural areas, urban gardeners may find that raccoons or skunks are more likely to find their way to the garden. Call your state or local wildlife department to ask which animals are known pests in your area. Spend some time watching your own garden looking for tracks and droppings, or ask your neighbors which animals they've had trouble with in the past.

This is important because you'll need taller fences to keep out deer, but the fence can have more space between the slats. On the other hand, if you're trying to keep moles away, you need to minimize the open spaces in the fencing and bury it deeper.

Mark Off The Areas That Need Protection

You may or may not need to fence in your entire garden. If only part of your garden needs protection from certain critters (for example, protecting your berries from birds), a cover made out of chicken wire is easier and more affordable than building a fence. However, if you're in an area that's prone to many different types of wildlife, consider investing in a fence around the entire garden.

Choose A Fence Material

Assuming that you need a permanent fence surrounding the entire garden, your next step is to choose which type of fence you want. Here are some of the most common types, along with their pros and cons.

  • Wooden fence: A wooden fence is an affordable option if you have rot-resistant hardwoods such as cedar and locust on your property. You'll have to add chicken wire along the bottom to keep smaller animals from slipping through the rungs, though, so that adds to the expense.
  • Chain link fence: Chain link fences are economical and offer more in terms of protection than wood fences, but many prefer a softer appearance for their home gardens, as chain link fences have a tendency to look a little industrial. 
  • Welded wire fence: This type of fence works best as a deterrent for large animals. It uses heavy wire gauge, making it strong and durable. Like the chain link fence, though, it may look a little too industrial for most home gardens.
  • Vinyl fence: Vinyl fencing is attractive and long lasting, able to withstand the elements with ease. It requires minimal maintenance, so you never have to worry about painting it. You may, however, need to speak with your fencing contractor about how to best secure a vinyl fence if you're in a high-wind area.

In the end, choosing a fence that's both attractive and functional will be the best investment in your property. Set up a small but sturdy gate to provide easy access to the garden. In addition to protecting your produce or plants, your fence will add value to your home and privacy to your garden area.