Fence starting to go up 31 aug 2013Deer fence going up.  Before planting anything I want to make sure I’m not planting a banquet for deer…beavers…rabbits…groundhogs…or anyone else on four legs.  The deer fence we’re using also has the option of a rodent barrier along the bottom.  So it will keep deer out and prevent rodents from chewing through and getting in underneath.  I’m sure it won’t be 100% effective, but it should help a lot.

I chose a polypropylene fence from Critter Fence.  It’s eight feet high, and while a deer could theoretically jump it, it’s pretty unlikely.   As you can see, the fencing itself really is quite invisible.  What you see is the posts, every 12’ or so.  But once I get trees and shrubs planted, the posts should also be pretty much hidden.

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