Garden Fencing Help/Suggestions
I am in the process of moving my garden this year to a new location. The woods bordering our property have grown up since planting 8 years ago and I am getting too much shade. I am so late in doing so that I have had to plant all my spring veggies in the old garden.
Part of my issue is that I am bordered on all sides by woods that go back a long way. I have wild life everywhere. I had 8 deer grazing in my yard last night. I have 2 groundhogs that live on the edge of the property (we moved 3 more last spring) and more bunnies than I could count.
My fence has taken a really ugly progression. It started as a standard green garden fence, we put it up after tilling every year, then had to add larger stakes with twine around the top, 5 rounds worth, to keep the deer from jumping it and decimating the garden. Then I had to cut some of the same garden fencing in thirds attach it to the bottom of the fence and stake it into the ground coming out from the bottom into the grass to keep the groundhogs from digging under.
Now, I would like to build a really nice fence. One that would keep out everything I need to keep out and still look nice. I also need to take down portions at least to be able to get the tiller in and turn it. I was thinking maybe only taking down the two ends for tilling. The garden will need to be roughly 40 x 40.
I was hoping someone here had ideas about actual fencing. The green garden fencing is just too flimsy. It does not hold up to be taken down and put back up. It warps. It needs to be taller than the standard garden fencing also, the deer hop over the standard 4' fence like it isn't even there. Does anyone here have any experience with this? I know I should get a dog, not in our future right now... and also can not get an electric fence as I have a 2 and a 3 year old running around the garden and yard all the time.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.