Whether you’re growing a few plants or feeding your family with your backyard bounty, a garden or deer fence is the key to protecting your plot from a wide range of threats. Fencing provides many types of garden protection, from marking your plot to forming a deer barrier.
Form a Dividing Line
If you share backyard space with a neighbor, fencing provides a simple way to keep your plants separate. Community gardens and those shared by apartment dwellers can benefit from dividers as well. A fence also offers an obvious border between kids’ play areas and your garden plot. Depending on the height, a garden fence can even provide a little backyard privacy.
Protection from Nature
Wildlife and the elements pose dual threats to your carefully cultivated garden. Fencing provides a barrier between the wind and your plants. It can also reduce the amount of sunlight delicate veggies and flowers receive. And the local animal population enjoys munching on those carrots, tomatoes, and other types of produce as much as we do. Fortunately, the Jobe’s Deer Barrier is an excellent wildlife and deer block. The barrier keeps deer and other animals safe while preventing them from feasting on the fruits of your labor.
Affordable Garden Protection
Some homeowners choose fencing material to complement their homes’ exteriors. While woven bamboo panels or a wooden picket fence can be lovely, you don’t have to spend a fortune to safeguard your garden. The Jobe’s Deer Barrier is an attractive option that blends seamlessly into your landscaping. With no sharp edges, it’s safe for deer, kids, and pets. It’s durable, won’t corrode like metal, and resists fading from the sun’s UV rays. And you won’t need professional installation—the barrier is simple to install.
Whatever option you choose, a garden fence is a must for keeping your garden healthy and safe. If you’re looking for an affordable form of garden protection that won’t put your family or wildlife at risk, Jobe’s has a variety of effective garden fencing and netting products.
As much as we all might love the sight of a little Bambi in our yards, deer can pose a serious challenge for urban gardeners.
Starting with the most effective techniques, I’m going to give you a variety of ideas for keeping deer out of the garden.
Ideally, you will probably want to adopt a combination of these strategies.
As your neighborhood deer adapt to your techniques you will have to keep outwitting them. If you are fortunate enough to be spared a significant deer problem, you would be wise to keep your senses alert for future invaders.
As cities and towns grow and encroach into deer habitat, local populations will start to visit neighborhoods that were previously deer-free. Keep your eyes open for signs such as prints, scat (poo) and nibbled leaves.
The earlier you can nip the problem in the bud with some of the techniques below, the better chance you will have to save your garden from becoming deer fodder. Once you’re on their regular route, you’ll have a much harder time getting deer to move on.