Building Deer Fence: What You Need
Caring for a garden is a full-time job; and it requires a solid deer management plan. Whether you decide to buy poly deer fence or metal deer fence, you should use the following fence parts and accessories to create a deer-proof garden enclosure.
Here's what you need:
Deer fence access gates are used to conveniently enter-or-exit a small garden area. Access gate assembly is easy; and kits include the gate frame, leaf, latches and tensioning.
Fence Tensioning Kits
Monofilament wire adds security and can be placed on the top and bottom of the fence to increase longevity of the fence. Use either 8 gauge or 12 gauge monofilament tensioning.
Stake down the fence with ground stakes for added garden security to stop digging deer and rabbits from sneaking underneath the fence. There are two types of ground stakes: Kinked Ground Stakes and Rebar Ground Stakes are the fence stakes for sale on DeerFence.com. If you are an avid camper, Kinked Ground Stakes may look similar to a camping tent stake. Kinked Ground Stakes are best used in average soils, whereas Rebar fence stakes are suggested for soils that are rocky or hard.
Deer have poor vision, 20/40, in fact; and if they are running, they may not detect the fence in front of them. For this reason, installers can add a deer warning banner every 10 feet at a height of 3-4" above the ground. White Warning Banners ensure that the deer will stop before ramming into the garden fence.
Fence line posts are made from galvanized steel to match the exterior of the fence. Pre-drilled Angled Steel Posts can also be used. Fence line posts should be installed every 15-20 feet for best stability.
Fence Corners and Ends
Fence corner and end systems combine strength with stability. Ends are used when the fence terminates against the wall of a house or other structure, and Corner Systems are especially needed for added stability when the fence is longer than 100 feet.