A deer fence will keep the deer away from your garden, other than inviting two roving mountain lions to your garden as deterrents. This is not for everyone. This installation is not for everyone. It takes a lot of work and can quickly become expensive to install a deer fence to keep wildlife out of the garden. The results speak for themselves. Our expert tutorial gives you all the information and tips that you need to install this system at home in your backyard. You’ll also find recommendations for where to locate some of our favorite tools. Let the deer know that it’s time to close the buffet!
How to install a deer fence: Things you’ll need
This project is very flexible to install a deer fence. You will need the base materials: fencing, support for mounting the fence, and something to tie it to that support. I have attached fencing to trees, light posts, rebar, and light posts using zip ties, wire, and staples. When you don’t have the budget for pins made specifically for deer fencing, sod staples can be used.
Installation Tools –
- Strong hammer to drive supports into the ground
- Use wire cutters to cut fencing and wire ( good pruning tools work well).
- Staples (carpenter staples) and staplers are essential.
- Gloves (the fencing may have sharp or pokey parts).
- Rebar lengths that measure 9-10 feet
- Specialty deer fence post (more details below).
- Structures already in place
- Zip ties are my preferred choice
- Flexible, strong wire
- Rope (use a synthetic material to prevent degradation).
How to install a deer fence to keep wildlife out of the garden
No matter which installation method you choose to install a deer fence, the basic idea is the same. I’ll explain each step and address any potential problems you might encounter along the way.
Draw a line around your fence’s perimeter
How many people begin this work without even considering where it will lead them?! A measuring wheel or an old-fashioned tape measure to determine the length of your fence. You’ll be able to estimate the amount of fencing you will need. Consider adding a 10% added to your estimate for fence material, mistakes, and replacement. Be aware! Take into consideration the distance taken up by permanent structures such as buildings and thick hedgerows.
Place your corners
You shouldn’t build your fence in a small area. It’s fine, “corners” can be interchangeable with “cardinal point.” This is your goal: You want to have a set of reference points to tie your fence. Suppose you encounter a problem or make an error during installation. In that case, you can always refer to your reference points and take a step back.
Start your installation
Let’s go for it! Attach the fencing roll to your first support structure by opening it. You can trim any excess netting from the edges of your first support structure if you want a neat and clean look. I prefer to begin my fencing with a strong, solid zip tie or wire wrapping.
Continue this installation
Keep going with this! Most lightweight deer netting can be spaced with approximately 20 feet between the posts. Metal fences and other heavier materials require support placed at 15 feet. Your supports should be placed at the indicated intervals. Then, roll your fencing. You can attach it with any material you prefer. Zip ties are my favorite, but you can use whatever method works best for you.
Reinforcement and repairs
There are many ways to strengthen your deer fence without having to pour concrete or use machine gun turrets. The best way to strengthen your fence is to coordinate it with natural barriers such as hedges, walls, and natural deterrents. Scram is a good deterrent, but it’s also a good idea to offer the deer an alternate food source.
How to install wire mesh fencing
Before you can install wire mesh fencing, you need to first stake out the perimeter. This will allow you to determine how many posts you should purchase. Dig holes 6 by 12 by 8 feet around the perimeter. It is also important to choose whether you will use metal posts or wood posts. While it’s much easier to repair wooden posts in the future, they are susceptible to rotting and difficult to maintain. We recommend that you use metal posts.
Once you have decided on the type and number of posts you want, you can start digging your holes around the area. You will need quick-setting concrete to secure the posts in place. It will make it easier to cut your mesh into smaller sections. While this may not be necessary, it can be very helpful if someone is helping you install the fence. This will ensure that you don’t have to mess with a whole roll of wire fencing.
Cut the fencing to fit between several posts and stretch it over at least two posts. After you are satisfied that the fencing is straight along the top and bottom of the posts, attach it to the posts. Wooden posts can be secured using wood screws at the top and bottom of the post. Specialties and a drill bit designed for metal installations are required when installing metal posts.
Keep going along the fence’s perimeter, making sure everything is straight and leaving some slack to prevent deer from pushing under the fencing. Some people suggest that the wire fencing be buried under the ground to keep pest animals and predators from digging.
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It’s not too difficult a job, is it? You only have a lot of tying and zipping, as long as you are willing to put in some labor to install the posts. If you install a deer fence it also helps you to get rid of badgers. A deer fence is placed along a road with a cement curb. There are trees, shrubs, and green grass on the other side. This is a simple project that’s easy to complete. You’ll be able to sleep better at night when your ornaments, vegetables, and other property are protected by an 8-foot fence. Thank you for reading this guide on how to install a deer fence. Feel free to leave comments or questions below.