I was hoping to get some feedback on my fence idea, just in case I'm missing something. I put in a garden this year that's 5000 square feet. It's 50x100, so the perimeter is 300 feet total, so any fence is a big project.
What I'm thinking is 8 feet high. I have gobs of 12 feet long 4x4 posts on order--4 feet in the ground, 8 above. I'm thinking of having poultry netting (aka chicken wire) that's 1-inch mesh (of the welded wire type) on the bottom. 1 feet buried straight down, 3 feet above. Then above that, 5 feet of 2x4-inch welded wire for the deer. For a gate I was thinking of a simple 2x4 framed hinged door with the same poultry netting/welded wire setup. There would be a 4x4 threshold on the ground, with more poultry netting buried to the same depth. And hopefully I could manage to make the gate tight enough to the adjacent posts that I wouldn't need to worry about anything squeezing through.
Does that sound about right for keeping out the majority of critters running around Maryland? I know we have rabbits, squirrels, woodchucks and deer. I know some people angle-out the section of fence that's buried for woodchucks, but that's a whole lot of digging. Is 1 foot still okay, or would it be better to bury 2 feet?
Thanks for any replies (aka hand-holding)!