decorative fencing for turtles

casey414June 17, 2010

I've been trying to think of ideas and I'm stumped so I thought I would try a forum to see if anyone else had any ideas. Here's my issue...

I just bought my first house and the backyard is a blank slate. It's all grass and no landscaping at all. I have box turtles that are currently living at my parents house waitng to be moved to my new house, but I need a place for them to live. I would like to make a pen for them in my yard but I want it to look like a garden. It will need some kind of fencing to keep them in but I can't think of anything that would be attractive. It would have to be at least 12 inches high so they can't climb over it. I think I would prefer the fencing to be see through so that the plants will be visible but any ideas are welcome.

Thanks in advance!

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Have you browsed through decorative edgings. There are any number of kinds meant to line flower beds and quite a few are at least 12 inches. You could have a low picket fence built or cut bamboo in different lengths and stick them in the ground next to each other-- that wouldn't be see through, but would be effective if you had tall plants behind it.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2010 at 1:50AM
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Almost any of the picket fence or wire hoop fences would keep a turtle in if the turtles are wider than the openings. And unless they can jump, you don't need more than a 12-inch fence. People can look right over that.

Go ahead and make it a garden - they can eat the low stuff and you eat the tall stuff. I understand they like fruit and hollyhock leaves.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2010 at 11:46AM
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