How To Install A Deer Fence To Keep Wildlife Out
A lot of people complain about deer chomping down on their veggies grown in their home gardens while on their day-out outside the woodlands. But you can easily solve the problem by installing a sturdy deer fence around your garden. The post below is a brief on the steps install the handy barrier to keep wildlife out.
Things that you will need:
- the fence itself
- some sort of support for mounting your fence to
- Something for tying your fence to the supports
You may attach your fence to rebar, trees or light posts. Staples, wire or zip ties will help to tie your fence.
Steps for installation
Step 1: Outline the fence’s perimeter
Use your measuring wheel to gauge the distance the fence should cover. It will help you to get a rough idea on adequate portion of fencing for your property. Don’t forget to calculate the entire distance that has been covered by multiple permanent structures such as thick hedgerows, buildings and so on.
Step 2: Lay out the corners
You must spot out the reference points for typing the fence into. These points will help to keep you on track in case you get into complications midway while installing the fence. It’s advised to mark the points with spray paint or high-visibility tape. This way, you will be able to spot your reference points easily at a glance.
Step 3: Install your fence
Open your fence roll & attach the roll to the first support. The fence should go minimum 1 foot deep into ground. Place fence sleeve into the ground & put striking cap at designated place. Now, nail it inside the ground. Drive it in till it gets flushed with grade. After that, add the fence post. Now, attach fence to post from below & gradually go upwards. You have to leave 4 to 6” of play for dips & hills. The extra part of the fence can be stapled down if not needed.